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[ wey-in ]


, Sports.
  1. the act or an instance of weighing in:

    After the weigh-in the fighters posed for photographers.

weigh in


    1. (of a boxer or wrestler) to be weighed before a bout
    2. (of a jockey) to be weighed after, or sometimes before, a race
  1. informal.
    to contribute, as in a discussion, etc

    he weighed in with a few sharp comments


  1. the act of checking a competitor's weight, as in boxing, horse racing, etc

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Word History and Origins

Origin of weigh-in1

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase weigh in

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Idioms and Phrases

Be weighed; also, be of a particular weight. For example, Because it was such a small plane, the passengers and their luggage had to weigh in before takeoff , or The fish weighed in at 18 pounds . [Late 1800s]

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Example Sentences

And I refuse to weigh-in, as it were, on one side or the other.

Tina Brown, Alex Massie, Paul Begala, Peter Beinart, Mark McKinnon, Andrew Roberts, and others weigh-in on the results.

Thus, the weight figure on the Bureau of Identification Card would be the result of an actual weigh-in.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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