weigh-in

noun
\ ˈwā-ˌin How to pronounce weigh-in (audio) \

Definition of weigh-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act or instance of weighing in as a contestant especially in sport

weigh in

verb
weighed in; weighing in; weighs in

Definition of weigh in (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to have oneself or one's possessions (such as baggage) weighed especially : to have oneself weighed in connection with an athletic contest
2 : to bring one's weight or influence to bear especially as a participant, contributor, or mediator weighed in with an opinion

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Examples of weigh-in in a Sentence

Verb self-appointed pundits immediately weighed in on the latest political scandal

First Known Use of weigh-in

Noun

1939, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of weigh-in was in 1868

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“Weigh-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weigh-in. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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weigh-in

noun
How to pronounce weigh in (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of weigh-in

: an occurrence in which an athlete (such as a boxer or jockey) is weighed before an event

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