In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(food/person/load) pesarto weigh oneself — pesarse
- He said he used the scales to weigh drugs before buying them.
- We weighed our athletes with accurate scales before a training session, and then again on completion of the session.
- Michael, who was so large his GP's scales could not weigh him, has lost almost 20 inches from his waist - and he's still shrinking.
- Weighing the infant can be accurate if an electronic scale is used.
- Scales to weigh the bags were part of the mills' equipment.
- The jury should infer that the applicant had used the scales in order to weigh the drugs before supplying them.
- I shall in future weigh, not guess, quantities of rice and pasta.
- We finally find a larger scale to weigh the crop.
- We have a scale and offer to weigh members if they choose.
- The Australian gold rush of the 1850s generated a huge demand for accurate scales to weigh precious metals and guns to protect the gold bullion.
- The buckets were then weighed and the heaviest amount won.
- A blonde goes into a pharmacy and asks to use the baby scale to weigh the child she has in her arms.
- The smith weighs each coin on a little scale.
- Stallholders weigh produce on scales strung from a notched rod, balanced on one finger.
- Many industries developed their own very specific scales designed to weigh particular items.
2(consider)(arguments/evidence/factors) sopesarto weigh sth against sth — comparar algo con algo
- Even in instances in which the likelihood of harm appears low, the costs, demands, risks, and benefits must be carefully weighed.
- The totality of the evidence needs to be weighed and assessed.
- On sensitive subjects my words have to be weighed carefully.
- The positive and negative aspects need to be weighed and then a decision is to be taken.
- Professional opportunities and options are to be weighed and considered before a clear decision can be taken.
- Proposed reforms, therefore, ought to be weighed carefully as to whether they are necessary and whether they are worth the costs.
- How is the court to weigh and balance all these claims?
- But this long-term view has to be weighed against all the work that needs to be undertaken now.
- Risks and benefits associated with the use of aspirin have to be weighed carefully in any recommendations made by health care professionals.
- Every act must be carefully weighed before a decision is made to see whether it meets the strict ethical criteria.
- Each issue, whether it involved an individual or an entire community, was weighed carefully.
- Their points of view have been listened to carefully, balanced, and weighed.
- He is a reserved man who prefers action to words, weighs those he uses carefully, and is not given to shows of emotion.
- There is something quiet and assured about her, and when she talks it seems as if she is carefully weighing each of her words before letting them go.
- In each case trial judges must weigh and balance a catalogue of relevant factors.
- Nonetheless, he stressed that the matter would have to be carefully weighed by the government before any final decision could be made.
- The selection of a particular value for a benefit-cost or net benefit analysis must be carefully weighed against the objectives of the analysis.
- There was nothing impulsive about her; she weighed everything, from decisions to her own feelings.
- These several costs must be weighed carefully.
3Nauticalto weigh anchor — levar anclas
1(measure in weight)(person/food/load) pesarhow much / what do you weigh? — ¿cuánto pesas?
- Luke is born prematurely weighing only one pound and four ounces.
- A slight boy, standing 5 feet 5 inches and weighing a mere 115 pounds, Weider became easy prey for local thugs.
- I was never a ‘fat’ kid, but I remember weighing a good 10 pounds more than my classmates did.
- The real beauty of this rifle is that it weighs a mere 3.9 pounds!
- Olivia was born weighing a healthy 5lb 12 oz.
- We were about to enter our sophomore year, and he still weighed the 100 pounds he always had.
- I lost 70 pounds over the next two years, and I now weigh a healthy 125 pounds.
- The baby born in 1988 weighed only one pound and four ounces.
- She weighs a few pounds less than she did in '61, and is, if anything, even stronger and more trim.
- They are heavy weapons made of steel and weigh a lot.
- Maybe I can weigh another 13 pounds less by this coming July.
- The calf weighed a healthy 30 pounds and was 3 feet long.
- The book weighs almost ten pounds.
- He lifted me as easily as if I weighed nothing.
2(count)your inexperience will weigh against you — tu falta de experiencia será un factor en tu contra
- my views don't weigh much with him — para él mis opiniones no cuentan mucho
- this weighed heavily in her favor — esto la favoreció enormemente
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