English version

weigh somebody/something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishweigh somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verb1 THINK ABOUTto consider something carefully so that you can make a decision about it We’re still weighing up the pros and cons (=the advantages and disadvantages) of the two options.2 OPINIONto watch someone and listen to them carefully so that you can form an opinion about what they are like I could see that he was weighing me up. weigh→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
weigh upYou have to go through a sort of incubation period while people weigh you up.I can not weigh them up and judge them.You are not conscious of them weighing you up, but they do.We weighed each other up for a few moments without speaking.It doesn't take a brain box to weigh that up - it actually means that 47 people lost their jobs.
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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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