saddle with

ˈsaddle with [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they saddle with he/she/it saddles with present participle saddling with past tense saddled with past participle saddled with] phrasal verb
to give someone something that is difficult to deal with

The company was saddled with a huge debt last year.

Thesaurus: to make someone responsible for somethingsynonym
Main entry: saddle

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saddle with [phrasal verb]
saddle (someone or something) with (something) : to cause (someone or something) to have (a problem, burden, responsibility, etc.)

His actions have saddled the company with too much debt.

My boss saddled me with the task of organizing the conference.

— often used as (be) saddled with

The company is saddled with an enormous amount of debt.

She is saddled [=burdened] with a reputation for not being dependable.

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Main Entry:saddle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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