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weigh

 
 
pronunciation:
weI
phrases:
weigh down
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part of speech: verb
inflections: weighs, weighing, weighed
definition 1: to measure the weight of by using a scale.
The grocer weighed the cheese.
 
similar words:
gauge
definition 2: to think about carefully before making a decision.
I'm weighing my choices.
synonyms:
consider, contemplate
similar words:
assess, calculate, entertain, evaluate, study
definition 3: to have a particular amount of weight.
I weigh a lot more than I did last year.
definition 4: to burden the thoughts or feelings of (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
Feelings of guilt weighed on him.
similar words:
prey
phrase: weigh down
derivations: weighable (adj.), weigher (n.)
Homophone Note
The words weigh, way, and whey sound alike but have different meanings.
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