Translation of weigh in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 [person/load/food] pesar to weigh oneself pesarseExample 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
againststh comparar algo conalgo, contraponer* algo aalgoExample 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.
- 3 [Nautical/Náutica] to weigh anchor levar anclas
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!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.
weigh downverb + 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
weigh onverb + 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 upverb + 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 outverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [ingredients/kilo] pesar
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