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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyweigh up
he/she/itweighs up
present participleweighing up
past tenseweighed up
past participleweighed up
  1. weigh up something to consider the good and bad aspects of something in order to reach a decision about it

    Before buying weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

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