Translation of weigh in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /weɪ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [person/load/food] pesar to weigh oneself pesarse
    More 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] sopesar I'd advise you to weigh your words carefully te aconsejaría que midas tus palabras to weigh sth against sth comparar algo con algo, contraponer* algo a algo
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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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (measure in weight) [person/load/food] pesar how much o what do you weigh? ¿cuánto pesas? this bag weighs a ton! [colloquial/familiar] ¡esta bolsa pesa un quintal or una tonelada!
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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.
  • 2 (count) 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/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (impose weight on) 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) abrumar weighed down by o with worry abrumado or agobiado por las preocupaciones 1.3weight down

weigh in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 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) facturar el equipaje 1.3 (in discussion, conversation) intervenir*to weigh in with sth she weighed in with harsh criticism of our methods intervino criticando duramente nuestros métodos 1.4 (help, support) arrimar el hombro to weigh in with sth [with money/grant] contribuir* con algo several friends weighed in with offers of help varios amigos se ofrecieron a ayudar 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [baggage] pesar, facturar

weigh on

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
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/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[situation] considerar, ponderar; [pros and cons] sopesar, considerar, ponderar; [person] evaluar*, formarse una opinión de

weigh out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[ingredients/kilo] pesar

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