- to cause to become bowed under a weight: snow and ice weighing down the trees.
- to lower the spirits of; burden; depress: This predicament weighs me down.
- (of a boxer or wrestler) to be weighed by a medical examiner on the day of a bout.
- to be of the weight determined by such a weighing: He weighed in at 170 pounds.
- (of a jockey) to be weighed with the saddle and weights after a race.
- Informal. to offer an opinion, advice, support, etc., especially in a forceful or authoritative way: The chairman weighed in with an idea for the fundraiser.
- to be weighed with the saddle and weights before a race.
- to be of the weight determined by such a weighing.
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My doors weighed around 100 pounds each, so I found hinges that could support a bit more than that just to be safe.Build your own door and ascend to a higher level of DIY|Courtney Starr|November 20, 2020|Popular-Science
More work is needed to weigh these differences and review the diversity of colugo species.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
The number of new unemployment claims rose last week to 742,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week, as rising coronavirus cases have spurred a new wave of restrictions and closures begin to weigh on parts of the economy.Unemployment claims rise as pandemic shutdowns increase nationwide|Eli Rosenberg|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
ProPublica obtained internal testing videos and other documents that showed that Evenflo knew children weighing less than 40 pounds could be severely injured in side-impact crashes while seated in Big Kid boosters.House Subcommittee Says Proposed Booster Seat Safety Rules Fall Short|by Patricia Callahan|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
In other words, better connections help us weigh risks, make informed decisions on how to act, and curb our impulses.
I mean my background weighed heavily, because I was brought up in this orthodox way.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am not remotely embarrassed to relate he weighed just 9lb.
Neil deGrasse Tyson weighed in on what the epic film got wrong and right.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he next tried out for the varsity, he weighed 174 pounds and was faster than he had been on his arrival at West Point.How His West Point Football Experience Inspired Eisenhower|Nicolaus Mills|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, until now, I have not weighed in on the Michael Brown shooting—except peripherally.
"I cannot object, gentlemen," said the Frenchman, as he carefully measured them and weighed them in either hand.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
We embarked on the evening of the 28th of June, and weighed anchor before daybreak of the 29th.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
What weighed with me, too, was the fact that I was undoubtedly overworked and my health was suffering.
On the tenth of the said month it was washed, and a small grain of gold was obtained that weighed one-half real.
We have for weeks weighed the coal, and knowing the work it does, can speak with confidence.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick