Definition of weigh into in US English:

weigh into

phrasal verb

  • 1Join in forcefully or enthusiastically.

    ‘they weighed into the election campaign’
    • ‘Religious leaders also weighed into the debate.’
    • ‘The Federal Environment Minister has weighed into a bitter environmental dispute in Queensland, where tourists are deliberately defying a State Government ban on feeding wild dolphins.’
    • ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury weighs into the discussion in the Telegraph.’
    • ‘Meg Lees, she who caved in over the GST, jumped ship (admittedly it was sinking) now weighs into the FTA debate supporting Labor but saying the amendments don't go far enough.’
    • ‘Yesterday, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, weighed into the debate.’
    • ‘A veteran political journalist also weighs into the debate.’
    • ‘A coroner weighed into the national controversy over speed cameras when he suggested that one may have caused a fatal accident by distracting the driver.’
    • ‘A government Minister has weighed into the controversy over alleged breaches of foot and mouth rules at a North Yorkshire grouse shoot.’
    • ‘The Prime Minister has weighed into the argument, saying she wants to make it clear her party is inherently opposed to capital punishment.’
    • ‘Also weighing into the debate is the Australian drug industry.’
    • ‘Roger Simon, a former leftist, weighs into the debate.’
    • ‘Some of Australia's most powerful companies, including Qantas and the Commonwealth Bank, have weighed into the political debate about the environment.’
    1. 1.1 Attack physically or verbally.
      ‘he weighed into the companies for their high costs’
      • ‘NZ Herald columnist Gordon McLauchlan has weighed into Holmes three times in the past year.’
      • ‘Soldiers and police, armed with assault rifles, shields and sticks, rushed forward and weighed into the melee.’
      • ‘The comments came as the White House weighed into the latest controversy for the first time, describing the two IRA statements, released within 24 hours of each other, as ‘unwelcome’.’
      • ‘Livingstone, 59, has weighed into the row.’
      • ‘Federal MP Anthony couldn't resist weighing into the debate.’
      attack, turn on, lash out at, set upon, assault, fly at, lunge at, let fly at, tear into, pitch into, belabour
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