weigh on

weigh on
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey on, awn]
    • /weɪ ɒn, ɔn/
    • /weɪ ɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey on, awn]
    • /weɪ ɒn, ɔn/

Definitions of weigh on words

  • verb with object weigh on to determine or ascertain the force that gravitation exerts upon (a person or thing) by use of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device: to weigh oneself; to weigh potatoes; to weigh gases. 1
  • verb with object weigh on to hold up or balance, as in the hand, in order to estimate the weight. 1
  • verb with object weigh on to measure, separate, or apportion (a certain quantity of something) according to weight (usually followed by out): to weigh out five pounds of sugar. 1
  • verb with object weigh on to make heavy; increase the weight or bulk of; weight: We weighed the drapes to make them hang properly. 1
  • verb with object weigh on to evaluate in the mind; consider carefully in order to reach an opinion, decision, or choice: to weigh the facts; to weigh a proposal. 1
  • verb with object weigh on Archaic. to raise, lift, or hoist (something). 1

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Origin of weigh on

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English weghen, Old English wegan to carry, weigh; cognate with Dutch wegen, German wägen, Old Norse vega; akin to Latin vehere

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Parts of speech for Weigh on


weigh on popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weigh on usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weigh on

verb weigh on

  • haunt — to visit habitually or appear to frequently as a spirit or ghost: to haunt a house; to haunt a person.

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