weight


weight
noun
1 amount sth weighs
ADJECTIVE
considerable, enormous, great, heavy, immense
light
extra
gross, net
total
average, mean
sheer (figurative)

The sheer weight of visitors is destroying this tourist attraction.

VERB + WEIGHT
bear, carry, support

The arch bears the weight of the bridge above.

distribute
PREPOSITION
in weight

It is about 76 pounds in weight.

beneath the weight, under the weight

The boy was staggering beneath the weight of a pile of boxes.

Many buildings collapsed under the weight of the ash.

She tried to be quiet, but the stairs creaked under her weight.

He was buckling under the weight of his responsibilities. (figurative)

2 weight of sb's body
ADJECTIVE
low
ideal, right
healthy
excess
target

I should soon be down to my target weight of 70 kilos.

body
birth

babies with a low birth weight

VERB + WEIGHT
watch

I won't have any cake—I have to watch my weight.

gain, put on
get down, get off, lose, reduce, shed

He's lost a lot of weight.

keep down
maintain
bear, carry, hold, stand, support, take

I was worried that the branch wouldn't take my weight.

put, rest

The doctor told me not to put my weight on this ankle for a month.

shift, transfer

He nervously shifted his weight from foot to foot.

distribute

Stand with your legs apart and your weight evenly distributed.

throw

He threw his weight at the door and it burst open.

WEIGHT + VERB
go up, increase
come off, drop, fall, go down, plummet (esp. BrE)
fluctuate

People's body weight can fluctuate during the day.

WEIGHT + NOUN
gain, loss
control
problem
3 piece of metal
ADJECTIVE
heavy, large
light
free
VERB + WEIGHT
lift

She did circuit training and lifted weights to build her fitness.

WEIGHT + NOUN
lifting, training
room
PHRASES
weights and measures
4 heavy object
ADJECTIVE
heavy
dead

With difficulty she managed to pull his dead weight onto the bed.

leaden (figurative)

A leaden weight lay on her heart as she waved him goodbye.

VERB + WEIGHT
lift

Heavy weights should be lifted with a straight back.

5 importance/influence of sth
ADJECTIVE
due, full, sufficient

Environmental considerations were given due weight in making the decision.

insufficient (esp. BrE)
considerable
little
added
sheer

How can you ignore the sheer weight of medical opinion?

economic, emotional, intellectual, political

America's economic weight

VERB + WEIGHT
attach, give, place

They attach too much weight to academic achievement.

carry

Her opinion seemed to carry little weight in the company.

add, lend

The new evidence added considerable weight to the prosecution's case.

Sir Leon lent his weight to the Tory campaign yesterday.

PHRASES
put your weight behind sth, throw your weight behind sth
weight of numbers

The rebels were defeated by sheer weight of numbers.


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