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weigh
British English: /weɪ/
American English: /weɪ/

Translation of weigh in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 [literal]
    peser (object, person, quantity)
    to weigh 10 kilos
    peser 10 kilos
    how much ou what do you weigh? to weigh something in one's hand
    soupeser quelque chose
  • 2 (consider carefully)
    évaluer (advantages, arguments, evidence, factors, options, points)
    peser (consequences, risk, words)
    to weigh the pros and cons to weigh something against something
    mettre en balance quelque chose et quelque chose
    to weigh something in the balance
    évaluer soigneusement quelque chose
    to be weighed in the balance and found wanting
    être jugé et ne pas résister à l'examen

intransitive verb

  • 1 (have influence)to weigh with somebody
    compter pour quelqu'un
    to weigh heavily/very little with somebody
    compter beaucoup/très peu pour quelqu'un
    to weigh against somebody
    faire du tort à quelqu'un
    to weigh in somebody's favour
    jouer en faveur de quelqu'un
  • 2 (be a burden)to weigh on somebody
    peser sur quelqu'un
    the responsibility weighs heavily on her
    la charge lui pèse
    to weigh on somebody's conscience
    peser sur la conscience de quelqu'un
    to weigh on somebody's mind
    préoccuper quelqu'un

reflexive verb

  • to weigh oneself
    se peser

Phrasal verbs

weigh down

1 weigh down on [somebody/something]
peser sur (person, object)
2 weigh down [something/somebody], weigh [something/somebody] down [literal]
surcharger (vehicle, boat)
faire plier (branches, tree)
bloquer (papers, sheet)
[figurative] (responsibility, anxiety, debt)
accabler (person)
to be weighed down with
(person)
crouler sous le poids de (luggage)
être comblé de (gifts, prizes)
être accablé de (worry, guilt)

weigh in

1.1
(boxer, wrestler)
se faire peser
(jockey)
aller au pesage
to weigh in at 60 kg
peser 60 kilos (avant la course ou le combat)
1.2 (contribute to appeal, effort) to weigh in with something
donner quelque chose
1.3 (intervene in debate) to weigh in with one's opinion
intervenir en donnant son opinion

weigh out

peser (ingredients, quantity)

weigh up

weigh up [something/somebody], weigh [something/somebody] up 1.1 [figurative]
évaluer (prospects, situation)
juger (stranger, opponent)
mettre [quelque chose] en balance (options, benefits, risks)
after weighing things up, I decided…
1.2 [literal]
peser (fruit, coal)

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