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adjective weak pronunciation in British English /wiːk/
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adjectiveweak
comparativeweaker
superlativeweakest
  1. 1
    a person who is weak does not have much physical strength or energy

    The illness had left him too weak to speak.

    1. a.
      part of your body that is weak is not as strong or healthy as it should be

      Weak stomach muscles can lead to back problems.

      He has always had a weak heart.

  2. 3
    a weak person is one who does not have much determination and can be easily persuaded to do something that they do not want to do

    I was feeling weak and agreed to go.

    He had a weak character, but not an evil one.

  3. 4
    bad in quality

    They can always improve by working on their weak points.

    weak on:

    The report was criticized for being weak on detail.

  4. 6
    a weak argument or idea is one that you can easily criticize or prove to be wrong

    The case is weak because it is based on very little real evidence.

    The Scottish Secretary gave a very weak answer.

    on weak ground:

    They were on weak ground, with no precedents for their action.

    weak point/spot:

    They exploited the weak points in their opponents’ defences.

  5. 7
    a weak liquid contains a lot of water and not much of a substance that gives it taste or strength

    She makes the tea too weak.

    a weak solution of hydrochloric acid

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