be heavy and cumbersome to someone:my waders and fishing gear weighed me down
be oppressive or burdensome to someone:she was weighed down by the responsibility of looking after her sisters
(chiefly of a boxer or jockey) be officially weighed before or after a contest:Mason weighed in at 203 lb
weigh in at
informal be of (a specified weight).
informal cost (a specified amount).
weigh in with
informal make a forceful contribution to a competition or argument by means of:Baker weighed in with a three-pointer
informal join in forcefully or enthusiastically:they weighed into the election campaign
attack physically or verbally:he weighed into the companies for their high costs
(of a jockey) be weighed before a race.
weigh someone/something up
British carefully assess someone or something:investors weighed up their next move
Old Englishwegan, of Germanic origin; related to wagon and wain, and to Dutch wegen 'weigh', German bewegen 'move', from an Indo-European root shared by Latin vehere 'convey'. Early senses included 'transport from one place to another' and 'raise up'