Godan verb, transitive verb

  1. to carry on one's back.
  2. to be burdened with, to take responsibility for.
  3. to have (something) in the background, to be in front (of something).

Godan verb, intransitive verb

  1. to be conceited, to think highly of oneself.
    In the form しょってる.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
背負う せおう
背負しょ 背負う しょう
脊負う せおう
脊負しょ 脊負う しょう

Contained Kanji Breakdown

stature, height, back
せ ハイ そむ.く (6th, N3)
north
きた ホク ほっ (2nd, N5)
spoon, spoon or katakana hi radical (no. 21)
ヒ さじ (Kentei 1)
month, moon
つき ゲツ ガツ (1st, N5)
defeat, negative, -
ま.ける お.う フ (3rd, N3)
shellfish
かい バイ (1st, N2)
eye, class, look
め モク ま- (1st, N4)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ はっ や (1st, N5)