scales

(AmE usually scale) noun
ADJECTIVE
weighing (esp. BrE)
bathroom, kitchen
… OF SCALES
pair (esp. BrE), set (BrE)

a pair of kitchen scales

VERB + SCALES
put sth on, put sth onto, weigh sth on
get on, get onto, stand on, step on, step onto
tilt, tip

At birth, she tipped the scales at a healthy 7 lb 9 oz.

balance
SCALES + VERB
tip (in favour/favor of sb/sth), tip (towards/toward sb/sth) (figurative)

At the moment the scales tip in favour of the Russians. (BrE)

At the moment the scale tips in favor of the Russians. (AmE)

PREPOSITION
on the scales

I had a shock when I stood on the scales.

PHRASES
tip the scales (in favour/favor of sb/sth), tip the scales (towards/toward sb/sth) (figurative)

That last goal has tipped the scales towards/toward the Brazilians.


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