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v. weighed, weigh·ing, weighs
a. To determine the weight of, as with a scale: weighed the tomatoes before buying them.
b. To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by weight. Often used with out: weighed out a pound of cheese.
a. To balance in the mind in order to make a choice; ponder or evaluate: weighed the alternatives and decided to stay.
b. To choose carefully or deliberately: weigh one's words.
3. Nautical To raise (anchor).
1. To be of a specific weight: The dog weighs nearly 50 pounds.
2. To have consequence or importance: The decision weighed heavily against us.
a. To cause to bend heavily by added weight. Used with on or upon: a coating of ice that weighed on the slender branches.
b. To be burdensome or oppressive. Used with on or upon: These concerns have been weighing on us for weeks.
4. Nautical To raise anchor.
1. To cause to bend down with added weight: vines that were weighed down with grapes.
2. To give great worry or difficulty to; burden: The responsibilities of the new job weighed him down.
1. Sports To be weighed at a weigh-in.
2. To have one's baggage weighed, as at an airport.
3. To be of a specified weight: The new book weighs in at 7 pounds.
4. Slang To join in a discussion; utter a remark: She weighed in with some pertinent facts.
Way. Used in the phrase under weigh.
(adverb) to press (a person) down by or as if by weight: his troubles weighed him down.
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|Verb||1.||weigh down - be oppressive or disheartening to|
sadden - make unhappy; "The news of her death saddened me"
|2.||weigh down - exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"|
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
2. To think or think about carefully and at length:
chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over.
weigh on or upon
(= bear down with weight) → niederbeugen; the heavy snow weighed the branches down → die schwere Schneelast drückte or bog die Zweige nieder; a branch weighed down with fruit → ein Ast, der sich unter der Last des Obstes biegt; she was weighed down with packages → sie war mit Paketen überladen; she was weighed down with a heavy suitcase → der schwere Koffer zog sie fast zu Boden