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    shoulder (v)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    We had to practice hitherto unknown economies and to shoulder household cares that were new to us, but he was the lever that made things easy.

    shoulder (v) = accept responsibility; take on an responsibility; carry a burden, either real or metaphoric

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: shoulder (v)

    Yes. I think you have it right. To shoulder something is to do something that implies effort, like carrying something heavy on your shoulder.

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