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English definition of “weigh”

weigh

verb
 
 
/weɪ/
weigh 200g/75 kg/10 stone, etc B1 to have a weight of 200g/75 kg/10 stone, etc: How much do you weigh?Weighing and measuring
MEASURE [T] B1 to measure how heavy someone or something is: Can you weigh that piece of cheese for me? She weighs herself every day.Weighing and measuring
CONSIDER [T] (also UK weigh up) B2 to consider something carefully, especially in order to make a decision: The jury must weigh the evidence. He needs to weigh up the pros and cons of going to college.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of weigh from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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