weigh against


weigh against
To be disadvantageous to someone.

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  • weigh against — index countervail Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • weigh against — influence a decision or action. → weigh …   English new terms dictionary

  • weigh — S3 [weı] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be a particular weight)¦ 2¦(measure weight)¦ 3¦(consider/compare)¦ 4¦(influence)¦ 5 weigh your words 6 weigh anchor Phrasal verbs  weigh somebody<=>down  weigh in  weigh on somebody …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weigh — [ weı ] verb ** 1. ) linking verb to have a particular weight: Tell me Clare, how much do you weigh? The baby weighed 7 pounds when she was born. weigh a ton (=be very heavy): Your suitcase weighs a ton. a ) transitive to measure how heavy… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • weigh — ► VERB 1) find out how heavy (someone or something) is. 2) have a specified weight. 3) (weigh out) measure and take out (a portion of a particular weight). 4) (weigh down) be heavy and cumbersome or oppressive to. 5) (weigh on) be depre …   English terms dictionary

  • weigh — v. 1) to weigh heavily 2) (d; intr.) ( to count ) to weigh against (his testimony will weigh heavily against you) 3) (d; tr.) ( to balance ) to weigh against (to weigh one argument against another) 4) (d; intr.) ( to press ) to weigh on (legal… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • weigh */*/ — UK [weɪ] / US verb Word forms weigh : present tense I/you/we/they weigh he/she/it weighs present participle weighing past tense weighed past participle weighed 1) a) [linking verb] to have a particular weight Tell me Clare, how much do you weigh? …   English dictionary

  • weigh — Synonyms and related words: amount to something, analogize, appraise, appreciate, assay, assess, assimilate, balance, be abstracted, be featured, be heavy, be influential, be persuasive, be prominent, be somebody, be something, bring into analogy …   Moby Thesaurus

  • weigh — weigh1 verb 1》 find out how heavy (someone or something) is.     ↘have a specified weight.     ↘balance (something) in the hands to assess its weight.     ↘(weigh something out) measure and take out a portion of a particular weight.     ↘(weigh… …   English new terms dictionary

  • weigh — UK US /weɪ/ verb [T] ► to have a particular weight: »The portable calculator weighs 2 ounces. ► to measure the weight of something: »Your luggage must be weighed before it is put onto the aircraft. ► to carefully consider something, especially by …   Financial and business terms

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