makeweight


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make·weight

 (māk′wāt′)
n.
1. Something added on a scale in order to meet a required weight.
2. Something added only to fill a lack.
3. A counterweight; a counterbalance.

makeweight

(ˈmeɪkˌweɪt)
n
1. something put on a scale to make up a required weight
2. an unimportant person or thing added to make up a lack

make•weight

(ˈmeɪkˌweɪt)

n.
1. something put in a scale to complete a required weight.
2. anything added to supply a lack.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.makeweight - anything added to fill out a whole; "some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
2.makeweight - a weight added to the scale to reach a required weightmakeweight - a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight
weight - an artifact that is heavy
Translations

makeweight

[ˈmeɪkweɪt] N
1. (= weight, object) → contrapeso m
2. (fig) (= person) → suplente mf, sustituto/a m/f (pej) → parche m, elemento m de relleno

makeweight

n
(lit) he added a few more as makeweightser gab noch ein paar dazu, um das Gewicht vollzumachen
(fig)Lückenbüßer m; (= person)Lückenbüßer(in) m(f); to use something as a makeweightetw in die Waagschale werfen

makeweight

[ˈmeɪkˌweɪt] n (thing) cosa aggiunta per completare un insieme; (person) I'm only in the team as a sort of make-weightsono nella squadra solo per far numero
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MANCHESTER UNITED are planning a summer swoop for JUVENTUS defender Alex Sandro - with Matteo Darmian as makeweight.
Spurs are considering using Nabil Bentaleb as a PS15m makeweight in their attempts to land Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko, who is valued at PS30m by the Geordies.
Jose Mourinho pulled off some trick 18 months ago when he persuaded the Chelsea board to pay PS21million ([euro]30m) for a player they had given away as a makeweight three years previous in Nemanja Matic.
The Sun says Manchester City are ready to use Jovetic as a makeweight in order to secure a deal for Pogba.
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Spanish striker Aspas is surplus to requirements at Anfield and the Reds are ready to offer him as a makeweight in the deal for Moreno (right) If Liverpool can't swiftly reach an agreement with Sevilla for Moreno then they will reluctantly admit defeat and turn their attention elsewhere.
Barcelona, meanwhile, want to bring in Uruguay forward Suarez from Liverpool, despite his FIFA worldwide ban, with a fee of nearly PS80m said to be on the table, but an offer which could also yet include Sanchez as a makeweight has been suggested.
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