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

Translation of weigh in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (person/load/food)
    to weigh oneself
    pesarse
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (consider)
    (factors/arguments/evidence)
    I'd advise you to weigh your words carefully
    te aconsejaría que midas tus palabras
    to weigh something against something
    comparar algo con algo
    contraponer algo a algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (measure in weight)
    (person/load/food)
    how much o what do you weigh? this bag weighs a ton! [colloquial]
    ¡esta bolsa pesa un quintal or una tonelada!
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (count) See examples: your inexperience will weigh against you
    tu falta de experiencia será un factor en tu contra
    my views don't weigh much with him
    para él mis opiniones no cuentan mucho
    this weighed heavily in her favor
    esto la favoreció enormemente

Phrasal verbs

weigh down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1 (impose weight on) See examples: the bag was weighing me down
la bolsa me pesaba mucho
trees weighed down with fruit
árboles cargados de fruta
I was weighed down with parcels
iba cargada de paquetes
1.2 (depress) weighed down by o with worry
abrumado or agobiado por las preocupaciones
1.3weight down

weigh in

1verb + adverb 1.1 (boxer/runner)they haven't weighed in yet
aún no los han pesado
the champion weighed in at 103kg
el campeón pesó 103kg
1.2 (at airport) 1.3 (in discussion, conversation) to weigh in with somethingshe weighed in with harsh criticism of our methods
intervino criticando duramente nuestros métodos
1.4 (help, support) to weigh in with something
(with money/grant)
contribuir con algo
several friends weighed in with offers of help
varios amigos se ofrecieron a ayudar
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(baggage)

weigh on

verb + preposition + object
it still weighed heavily on her conscience
todavía sentía un gran cargo de conciencia
it weighs heavily on my mind
me preocupa mucho

weigh up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(situation)
(person)
formarse una opinión de

weigh out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(ingredients/kilo)

Definition of weigh in:

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