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weigh

weigh

 
 
pronunciation:
weI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: weighed, weighing, weighs
definition 1: to measure how heavy a person or thing is by using a scale.
The clerk weighed the cheese.
 
definition 2: to have a particular amount of weight.
I weigh ten pounds more than I did last year.
derivations: weighable (adj.), weigher (n.)
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The words weigh, way, and whey sound alike but have different meanings.
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