v.tie down; encumber; be a burden to
She did not want to be a burden to her family.
Kids tie you down, don't they?
Had it not been for his family, he'd have gone away long ago.
v.involve; implicate; saddle with
implicate one's family
My relatives and friends should not be implicated by virtue of their connection with me.
His confession implicated numerous other officials.
- Note"拖累" is different from "连累". "拖累" means adding burdens and difficulties to others; "连累" means causing others to be implicated and damaged.