verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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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Jillian, who at the time of the accident was 5 years old and weighed just under 37 pounds, was belted into a Big Kid booster that had a “Side Impact Tested” label stitched into the seatback.House Subcommittee Says Proposed Booster Seat Safety Rules Fall Short|by Patricia Callahan|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
Brain imaging studies show that the prefrontal cortex turns on when we weigh risks and make decisions about how to act.
The curtain has been pulled back, but the public has every right to weigh in on this, just like big institutions always have.The Next Race for Political Power in San Diego Is Already Here|Andrew Keatts|November 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As the Boston Red Sox weighed whether to bring back Alex Cora as their manager these past few weeks, it was never the legalities of the move that gave them pause.For the Red Sox, rehiring Alex Cora makes sense. But it doesn’t look good.|Dave Sheinin|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
In the case of a 2015 officer-involved shooting, for example, the review board had to weigh the case without having access to key documents and interviews.Voters Approved a Much Tougher Police Oversight Board – Now What?|Sara Libby|November 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Millions of Scots are weighing up their own internal head vs. heart battles.Freeeeedom! Hollywood Fights for Scottish Independence|Nico Hines|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barrels of wine, weighing 900 pounds each, are still toppled on one another.
Weighing in on issues that have been decided for decades is the equivalent of saying nothing at all.‘Jersey Boys’ Proves Clint Eastwood is Hollywood’s Most Overrated Director|Andrew Romano|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the wealth indicated by rising stock markets is weighing down the pockets of the far-less-than-one percent.
Similarly, there are many able GOP governors who must be weighing a potential bid.
Stop one minute, Hugh, and help me break off the biggest icicles that are weighing down these branches until they will snap.Poppea of the Post-Office|Mabel Osgood Wright
You were noticing nothing as usual, but I was weighing every word.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
I spoke very shortly, weighing my words, for I felt I was on trial before these bright eyes. 'Prester John|John Buchan
It consists in weighing a glass vessel empty, filled with the liquid, filled with the standard substance.
Conflicting religions may then force a moral attitude in weighing their claims.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts