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weigh sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with weigh   /weɪ/ us  
B2 to think carefully about the advantages or disadvantages of a situation before making a decision: I'm weighing up my options before I decide to apply for the job.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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