weigh words


weigh words
consider the words, plan one's words

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • weigh words — weigh (your) words to think carefully about something before you say it. Jake explained the reasons for his decision, weighing each word as he spoke …   New idioms 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 your words — phrase to think carefully about how you want to say something Thesaurus: to be carefulsynonym Main entry: weigh * * * weigh your ˈwords idiom to choose your words carefully so that you say exactly what you mean • …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — weigh1 [wā] vt. [ME weien, to weigh, bear < OE wegan, to carry, bear, akin to Ger weigan, wägen < IE base * weĝh , to go, draw > OE wæg, a wave, L vehere, to carry, bring] 1. to determine the weight of by means of a scale or balance 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • weigh — (v.) O.E. wegan find the weight of, have weight, lift, carry, from P.Gmc. *weganan (Cf. O.S. wegan, O.Fris. wega, Du. wegen to weigh, O.N. vega, O.H.G. wegan to move, carry, weigh, Ger. wiegen to weigh ), from PIE *wegh to move …   Etymology dictionary

  • weigh — 1 *consider, study, contemplate, excogitate Analogous words: *ponder, meditate, ruminate, muse: *think, reflect, cogitate, reason, speculate 2 *burden, encumber, cumber, weight, load, lade, tax, charge, saddle Analogous words: balance, ballast,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • weigh your words — weigh (your) words to think carefully about something before you say it. Jake explained the reasons for his decision, weighing each word as he spoke …   New idioms dictionary

  • weigh — I. /weɪ / (say way) verb (t) 1. to ascertain the weight of by means of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device: to weigh gold; to weigh gases; to weigh oneself. 2. to hold up or balance, as in the hand, in order to estimate the weight. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • weigh — [[t]we͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦♦ weighs, weighing, weighed 1) VERB: no cont If someone or something weighs a particular amount, this amount is how heavy they are. [V amount] It weighs nearly 27 kilos (about 65 pounds)... [V amount] This little ball of gold… …   English dictionary


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