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weigh

Definitions by Oxford


[weɪ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- find out how heavy (someone or something) is, typically using scales
(e.g: weigh yourself on the day you begin the diet)

- assess the nature or importance of, especially with a view to a decision or action
(e.g: the consequences of the move would need to be very carefully weighed)


Phrases:
- weigh one's words

Origin:
Old English wegan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wegen ‘weigh’, German bewegen ‘move’, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin vehere ‘convey’. Early senses included ‘transport from one place to another’ and ‘raise up’


[weɪ], (Noun)

Definitions:


Phrases:
- under weigh

Origin:
late 18th century: from an erroneous association with weigh anchor (see anchor)







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