Definition of weigh in in English:

weigh in

phrasal verb

  • 1(of a boxer or jockey) be officially weighed before or after a contest.

    ‘Mason weighed in at 17st 10 lb’
    • ‘I've got my own scales, that read the same as those at the Centre, so I'll be weighing in at the same time each week until then.’
    • ‘After the picture, I weighed in and headed for the jockey's room to change for Mulch Gulch's race.’
    • ‘Tann weighed in for the bout at 230 pounds while Gavern tipped the scales at 223 pounds.’
    • ‘The Sun Bear or Malay Bear is one of the smallest bears in the world, but even so, still weighs in between 30 to 50 kg and can be up to 1 1/2 metres in length.’
    • ‘For example, I only weigh about 200 lb when I weigh in with my clothes on.’
    • ‘No objection was lodged before the jockeys weighed in.’
    • ‘I hopped off, weighed in and headed back to the jockeys' room for the next race.’
    • ‘FEBRUARY 20 The day before the contest, Prince weighs in at 276 pounds - his heaviest contest weight ever.’
    • ‘He weighs in at 280 lb… and has a distinct weight advantage over other X Division wrestlers.’
  • 2informal Make a forceful contribution to a competition or argument.

    ‘the dispute turned nastier when Steward weighed in’
    ‘the paper's editor weighed in with criticism of the president’
    • ‘Politicians and officials weighed in to say the government should act.’
    • ‘The Daily Press of Newport News, Va., weighs in with some 8,000 words, while The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, among others, is a comparatively pithy 500 words.’
    • ‘Edwards weighs in against gay marriages and school vouchers, in favor of affirmative action and against caps on jury awards in medical malpractice cases.’
    • ‘And The Wall Street Journal weighs in, too.’
    • ‘The Washington Post, official voice of the Democratic Party, weighs in on Social Security, in an article titled ‘Poorest Face Most Risk on Social Security’.’
    • ‘In your capacity as an elections official, I appeal to you to weigh in on the side of democratic principles.’
    • ‘UNDP officials have argued that it isn't their role to weigh in on the merits of geopolitical claims.’
    • ‘Now based in Washington, D.C., the group frequently weighs in on issues related to the environment, energy, and biotechnology.’
    • ‘And Dave in Florida weighs in with this, ‘I only wish I could change my plans due to gas prices.’’
    • ‘When the National Academy of Sciences weighs in on a matter, you're not talking fringe wackos, but the best and the brightest of mainstream scientific thought.’
    • ‘Gary weighs in with the position that ‘intellectual propaganda means nothing.’’