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weigh

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishweighweigh /weɪ/ ●●● S3 W3 verb  1 be a particular weight [linking verb]WEIGH to have a particular weight The young birds weigh only a few grams. Do you know how much it weighs? What (=how much) do you weigh? The box was full of books and weighed a ton (=was very heavy).GRAMMAR: Linking verbsWeigh is a linking verb in this meaning. It links the subject of the sentence with a noun, often an amount: The package weighed several kilos.2 measure weight [transitive]WEIGH to use a machine to discover how much something or someone weighs He weighed some potatoes on the scales.weigh yourself Have you weighed yourself lately?3 consider/compare (also weigh up) [transitive]THINK ABOUT to consider something carefully so that you can make a decision about it It is my job to weigh the evidence.weigh something against something We have to weigh the benefits of the scheme against the costs.4 influence [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] formalEFFECT/INFLUENCE to influence someone’s opinion and the decision that they makeweigh against This unfortunate experience will weigh heavily against further investment in the area.weigh in somebody's/something’s favour These facts will weigh in your favour.weigh with Her evidence weighed strongly with the judge.5 weigh your words6 weigh anchor weigh somebody down weigh in weigh on somebody/something weigh something ↔ out weigh somebody/something ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
weighAllen is a fast runner, despite weighing 325 pounds and having a chest like a barrel.Each whale was about 40 feet long and weighed 45 tonnes.Our portable computer weighs 7 pounds and costs about $4000I've never seen anything like it -- some of those cabbages must have weighed 8 pounds at least.She didn't tell me how much the baby weighed.How much does this parcel weigh?What do you weigh -- a hundred kilos or so?It looked as though it weighed a ton and seemed to quiver every so often.It'll take two of us to get it out of the car, it weighs a ton!Wasson said a steel truss weighing about 2 million pounds will be raised atop the northeast and southeast towers on May 20-21.She weighs about 58 kg.I haven't had time to weigh all of my options.Weigh all the ingredients carefully before mixing them together.How much do you weigh, Diane?She collects stones to weigh down her basket, but as there is no hurry she falls asleep on the bank.a special machine that weighs each truck and its cargoThe Boston Globe nurse weighed each woman and measured her thighs before and after the experiment.I weigh eight stone now, exactly.Both weighed exactly, the same: 475 pounds.They would probably weigh it and work out the value that way.At all ages, men weigh more than women.Every time I weigh myself I seem to have got heavier!What weighs on the other side of the scale?Some of their players weigh over 300 pounds.The stones seemed not to weigh the room towards the earth but to be ready to lift it into the sky.You have to weigh the sugar exactly when you make wine.Dieters shouldn't weigh themselves too often.The blue whale is a vast creature, weighing up to 30 tons.weighed a tonThey were full of books and weighed a ton.It looked as though it weighed a ton and seemed to quiver every so often.weigh yourselfHe would face that weight, at eye level, each time he measured his height and weighed himself.No point in weighing oneself down.We weighed each other up for a few moments without speaking.You are virtually 25 percent of the way to your new shape and tomorrow morning you will be measuring and weighing yourself.Next, weigh yourself and make a note of it.A Weighty Decision Tired of your scales groaning when you weigh yourself every morning?Eventually it should be quite sufficient to weigh yourself once every week or two.We do strongly recommend that you continue to weigh yourself regularly.weigh something against somethingWe have to weigh the costs of the new system against the benefits it will bring.weigh withGreg's opinion usually weighs strongly with our supervisor.
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Verb table
weigh
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyweigh
he, she, itweighs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyweighed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave weighed
he, she, ithas weighed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad weighed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill weigh
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have weighed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam weighing
he, she, itis weighing
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you, we, theyare weighing
Past
I, he, she, itwas weighing
you, we, theywere weighing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been weighing
he, she, ithas been weighing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been weighing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be weighing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been weighing
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