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

weigh in

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weighed in; weighing in; weighs in

intransitive verb

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

Examples of weigh-in in a Sentence

Verb self-appointed pundits immediately weighed in on the latest political scandal
Recent Examples on the Web
At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, weigh-ins are a way of life. Lee Powell, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Current weigh-in competitions began around the 1970s and '80s, where pumpkins started to explode in size. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2023 OnePlus is tackling that with a very impressive 239 g weigh-in—that's less than an iPhone 14 Pro Max, which sets a high point for slab phones at 240 g. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 19 Oct. 2023 Who is Instant Knockout Cut For? Originally designed to help athletes and professional fighters lose weight before a weigh-in, Instant Knockout Cut is now available to anyone with weight loss ambitions. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2023 Physically, the 38-year-old is in great shape — his lean, tattooed torso of super-featherweight brawn hitting the scales on the 130-pound mark at the weigh-in the day before. Ben Wyatt, Rolling Stone, 23 Sep. 2023 This was to help the athletes to meet their pre-fight weigh-in goals whilst remaining as competitive as possible, something that was obviously highly desirable. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 20 Sep. 2023 Those watching the weigh-ins, many of whom clutched an alcoholic drink, waited patiently for big fish to arrive, shouting their support. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 11 Aug. 2023 From tarantulas to tigers:Watch animals get on the scale for London Zoo's annual weigh-in One of the largest crocodiles, the aquatic species is native to rivers in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan, and according to the Smithsonian. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2023
The Davidson County Chancery Court in Nashville granted the request, barring Oates and others involved in his trust from moving ahead with Primary Wave until the arbitrator weighs in or the restraining order expires. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023 Headline of the day Political world reacts to divisive life and legacy of Henry Kissinger Current and former politicians, mostly on the right, weighed in on the former secretary of state's tactics and policies, which influenced international relations for decades. Bridget Bowman, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 On Thursday, investment management company Blackwells Capital, a Disney shareholder since 2018, weighed in on the drama by issuing a statement of support for Iger’s leadership of the company and the board appointments of Gorman and Darroch. Todd Spangler, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Plus, Blackmon weighs in with expert tips on choosing the right gifts for men. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 Experts weigh in Inflation is still on the menu at fast-food chains. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 28 Nov. 2023 This year's tree weighs in at about 12 tons, stands 80 feet tall and hails from Vestal, New York. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2023 Nearly a month had passed since Israel began attacks in Gaza after the killing and kidnapping of Israelis by Hamas militants, and Torres, the longtime executive director of CASA, a consequential immigrants’ rights group based in Maryland, felt moved to weigh in. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Former female athletes weighed in to mock SNL's sketch for taking so long to address the issue. Heather Hunter, Washington Examiner, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1939, in the meaning defined above


1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 11 Dec. 2023.

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