Hay 2 definiciones de weigh en inglés:

weigh1

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[with object]
1Find out how heavy (someone or something) is, typically using scales: weigh yourself on the day you begin the diet the vendor weighed the vegetables
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  • The buckets were then weighed and the heaviest amount won.
  • Many industries developed their own very specific scales designed to weigh particular items.
  • Michael, who was so large his GP's scales could not weigh him, has lost almost 20 inches from his waist - and he's still shrinking.
Sinónimos
measure the weight of, measure how heavy someone/something is, put someone/something on the scales
1.1Have a specified weight: when the twins were born they weighed ten pounds
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  • Olivia was born weighing a healthy 5lb 12 oz.
  • Luke is born prematurely weighing only one pound and four ounces.
  • The calf weighed a healthy 30 pounds and was 3 feet long.
Sinónimos
1.2Balance in the hands to guess or as if to guess the weight of: she picked up the brick and weighed it in her right hand
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  • Pulling out a rather large bag of gold pieces, he held it out, weighing it out in his hand.
1.3 (weigh something out) Measure and take from a larger quantity of a substance a portion of a particular weight: she weighed out two ounces of loose tobacco
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  • Flour, sugar, rice and other dry goods and plain biscuits were weighed out into brown paper bags.
2Assess the nature or importance of, especially with a view to a decision or action: the consequences of the move would need to be very carefully weighed
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  • Every act must be carefully weighed before a decision is made to see whether it meets the strict ethical criteria.
  • The positive and negative aspects need to be weighed and then a decision is to be taken.
  • The selection of a particular value for a benefit-cost or net benefit analysis must be carefully weighed against the objectives of the analysis.
Sinónimos
consider, contemplate, think about, give thought to, entertain the idea of, deliberate about, turn over in one's mind, mull over, chew over, reflect on, ruminate about, muse on; assess, appraise, analyse, investigate, enquire into, look into, make enquiries into, examine, scrutinize, research, review, explore, probe, study, survey, inspect, take stock of; North Americanthink on
2.1 (weigh something against) Compare the importance of one factor with that of (another): they need to weigh benefit against risk
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  • Because they are stupid, they do not know how to weigh benefits against risk?
  • Instead, the writer forces us to hold these two characteristics in our mind at the same time. We have to balance them, weigh them against each other, compare and contrast them.
  • Should patients have a choice to base their decision on whether or not to take a drug by weighing the risks against the benefits?
Sinónimos
balance; compare with, evaluate, juxtapose with, place side by side (with), contrast with
2.2 [no object] Influence a decision or action; be considered important: arguments which weighed in favour of publication the evidence weighed against him
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  • The evidence of human history weighs heavily against it.
  • The epidemiological evidence weighs heavily against such a link.
  • Street lighting was discussed but the unsuitability in a rural area and the question of cost weighed against any benefit.
Sinónimos
influence, have influence with, be influential to, carry weight with, count with, tell with, matter to, be important to, be significant to, mean something to, make an impression on, get to, register with

Origen

Old English wegan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wegen 'weigh', German bewegen 'move', from an Indo-European root shared by Latin vehere 'convey'. Early senses included 'transport from one place to another' and 'raise up'.

Frases

weigh anchor

see anchor.

weigh one's words

Carefully choose the way one expresses something.
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  • He talks with a grace and poise that is typically German, weighing his words carefully as we discuss the band's new release.
  • ‘It's better without Sophie,’ I reply, weighing my words carefully, ‘she has to learn that other people are willing to look past her image.’
  • Even so,’ she continued, weighing her words carefully, ‘I couldn't help but hope that I would get the chance to tell you how incredibly sorry I am.

Verbos con partícula

weigh someone down

Be heavy and cumbersome to someone: my waders and fishing gear weighed me down
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  • My arms felt like heavy clubs, weighing me down.
  • Despite the heavy clothing that was weighing me down, I felt light, as though a stone had been lifted off my heart.
  • My clothes and pack had already become heavy and were weighing me down.
Sinónimos
burden, weight, saddle, charge; overload, overburden, overwhelm, encumber, hamper, handicap, tax, strain
literary trammel
Be oppressive or burdensome to someone: she was weighed down by the responsibility of looking after her sisters
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  • I just remained out of his sight, with the burden of worry weighing me down.
  • Looking at Dorrie alone in her sitting-room, you wonder how someone so slender and gentle has carried the burdens life has weighed her down with.
  • For a while, the long, continuous burdens of your life weigh you down so much you can't see a future.
Sinónimos
oppress, depress, lie heavy on, weigh on, press down on, burden, be a burden on/to, cast down, hang over, gnaw at, prey on, prey on someone's mind; trouble, worry, beset, bother, disturb, upset, get someone down, distress, grieve, haunt, nag, torment, afflict, perturb; plague, obsess, take over, take control of

weigh in

1(Of a boxer or jockey) be officially weighed before or after a contest: Mason weighed in at 17st 10 lb
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  • No objection was lodged before the jockeys weighed in.
  • Tann weighed in for the bout at 230 pounds while Gavern tipped the scales at 223 pounds.
  • For example, I only weigh about 200 lb when I weigh in with my clothes on.
2 informal Make a forceful contribution to a competition or argument: the dispute turned nastier when Steward weighed in the paper’s editor weighed in with criticism of the president
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  • Politicians and officials weighed in to say the government should act.
  • In your capacity as an elections official, I appeal to you to weigh in on the side of democratic principles.
  • The Washington Post, official voice of the Democratic Party, weighs in on Social Security, in an article titled ‘Poorest Face Most Risk on Social Security’.

weigh in at

Be of (a specified weight): I had been putting on weight until I weighed in at 12 stone 3 pounds
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  • The camera weighs in at about 800g.
  • Hartson, who weighs in at 14 st 6lb, said monitoring his weight involved not having ‘six or seven pints’ if O'Neill granted his players a few days off, but ‘a bottle of wine’ instead.
  • After the boys were delivered during that operation - weighing in at about 3lb each, a much better weight than expected - it was three days before Vanessa was well enough to be able to visit them.
Cost (a specified amount): the car weighs in at £10,270
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  • The cardboard box it comes in and the delivery costs weigh in at more than the chip itself.
  • The system used weighs in at a total cost of a whopping E287,384.
  • The total cost of disease eradication to the taxpayers weighs in at 216m.

weigh into

informal
Join in forcefully or enthusiastically: they weighed into the election campaign
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  • Religious leaders also weighed into the debate.
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury weighs into the discussion in the Telegraph.
  • Meg Lees, she who caved in over the GST, jumped ship (admittedly it was sinking) now weighs into the FTA debate supporting Labor but saying the amendments don't go far enough.
Attack physically or verbally: he weighed into the companies for their high costs
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  • The comments came as the White House weighed into the latest controversy for the first time, describing the two IRA statements, released within 24 hours of each other, as ‘unwelcome’.
  • Federal MP Anthony couldn't resist weighing into the debate.
  • Soldiers and police, armed with assault rifles, shields and sticks, rushed forward and weighed into the melee.
Sinónimos
attack, turn on, lash out at, set upon, assault, fly at, lunge at, let fly at, tear into, pitch into, belabour
informal lay into, sail into, lace into, let someone have it, take a pop at
North American informal light into

weigh on

Be depressing or burdensome to: his unhappiness would weigh on my mind so much
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  • That depressing trend no doubt weighed on the minds of the delegates who gathered this week in Boston for the Democratic National Convention.
  • Despite the burden that weighed on his mind, the swordsman never felt happier in his life.
  • Investors worry that high oil prices, which helped boost the trade deficit by 12%, will weigh on the economy and depress stock prices.
Sinónimos
oppress, lie heavy on, press down on, burden, be a burden on/to, weigh down, cast down, hang over, gnaw at, prey on, prey on someone's mind; trouble, worry, beset, bother, disturb, upset, get someone down, depress, distress, grieve, haunt, nag, torment, afflict, perturb; plague, obsess, take over, take control of

weigh out

(Of a jockey) be weighed before a race.
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  • Jockeys weigh out with the clerk of scales in order to earn their mount fees.
  • Jockeys started to weigh out in kilograms instead of stones and pounds.
  • If the new rules are passed, a jockey will be paid only when he is officially weighed out, and he will not be paid if he elects not to ride.

weigh someone/thing up

Carefully assess someone or something: the coach weighed up his team’s opponents
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  • United Future has weighed this issue up carefully.
  • When they assess you and weigh you up, all that type of stuff, just remember, it's very inaccurate.
  • We are constantly urged to weigh things up, to ponder, to reflect.

Derivativos

weighable

adjetivo
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  • The majority were weighable on each visit by using electronic balances.
  • Weighable amounts of astatine have never been isolated, and little is known about its chemical or physical properties.
  • To obtain a weighable mass a dedicated set-up for the low energy beam transport of heavy ions is needed.

weigher

sustantivo
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  • I took my cat, Ruby Tuesday, a nice tabby cat, and I weighed her with an old spring weigher.
  • The truth of the matter's that the poet is an assessor and weigher of the state; he's not necessarily against it.

Definición de weigh en:

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Palabra del día ween
Pronunciación: wiːn
verb
be of the opinion; think or suppose

Hay 2 definiciones de weigh en inglés:

weigh2

Saltos de línea: weigh

sustantivo

(in phrase under weigh) Nautical
Another way of saying under way.
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  • He could see Captain Mason supervising his crew, and once under weigh, saw him wave and salute.
  • At 10 a.m. got under weigh and turned out of Port Chalky At 4 p.m. came to an anchor in Preservation Bay.
  • A ship is under weigh when she has weighed her anchor… As soon as she gathers way she is under way.

Origen

late 18th century: from an erroneous association with weigh anchor (see anchor).

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