"saddled" in the verb sense
put a saddle on
"saddle the horses"
load or burden encumber
"he saddled me with that heavy responsibility"
3. charge, saddle, burden
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
"saddled" in the adjective sense
having a saddle on or being mounted on a saddled animal
"saddled and spurred and ready to ride"
subject to an imposed burden
"left me saddled with the bill"
"found himself saddled with more responsibility than power"
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