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weigh in

phrasal verb with weigh uk   us   /weɪ/ verb

(SPORT)

to be officially weighed before competing in a sport, especially boxing or horse racing: Tyson weighed in at 245 lb for the fight.

(DISCUSSION)

informal to become involved in an argument or discussion in a forceful way: Several leading architects weighed in with criticisms regarding the design of the new museum.
Translations of “weigh in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 比賽, (尤指拳擊或賽馬比賽之前)量體重…
in Chinese (Simplified) 比赛, (尤指拳击或赛马比赛之前)称体重…
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