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weigh

verb uk   us   /weɪ/

weigh verb (HEAVINESS)

B1 [L only + noun, T] to have a heaviness of a stated amount, or to measure the heaviness of an object: Yesterday a satellite weighing 15 tons was successfully placed in orbit. She weighs herself every week on the scales in the bathroom. Your luggage must be weighed before it is put on the aircraft.
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weigh verb (INFLUENCE)

[I usually + adv/prep] (of something such as a fact or an event) to have an influence or be important: Easy access to a railway network weighed heavily with us when we chose a site for the new factory.

weigh verb (CONSIDER)

B2 [T] to carefully consider, especially by comparing facts or possibilities, in order to make a decision: Only when we have weighed all the factors involved can we decide when would be the best time to start. Economic benefits must be carefully weighed against the possible dangers of handling radioactive waste.
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weigh verb (SHIP)

weigh anchor to lift the anchor (= a heavy metal object) of a ship from under the water so that it can move freely
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