- 1 linking verb (+ noun) to have a particular weight How much do you weigh (= how heavy are you)? She weighs 130 pounds. The average male tiger weighs around 450 pounds. These cases weigh a ton (= are very heavy).
- 2 [transitive] weigh somebody/something/yourself to measure how heavy someone or something is, usually by using a scale He weighed himself on the bathroom scale. She weighed the stone in her hand (= estimated how heavy it was by holding it).
- 3 [transitive] to consider something carefully before making a decision weigh something You must weigh the pros and cons (= consider the advantages and disadvantages of something). She weighed all the evidence. weigh something against something I weighed the benefits of the plan against the risks involved.
- 4[intransitive] weigh (with somebody) (against somebody/something) to have an influence on someone's opinion or the result of something His past record weighs heavily against him. The evidence weighs in her favor.
- 5[transitive] weigh anchor to lift an anchor out of the water and into a boat before sailing away Idioms
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NAmE//weɪ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weigh
he / she / it weighs
past simple weighed
-ing form weighing
to choose your words carefully so that you say exactly what you mean He spoke slowly, weighing his words. Phrasal Verbsweigh somebodydownweigh somebody/somethingdownweigh in (at something)weigh in (with something)weigh on somebody/somethingweigh somethingoutweigh somebodyup
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