carry an amount of weight

carry (an amount of) weight

tv. to have a degree of influence. Tom carries a lot of weight with the mayor. Ask him.
See also: amount, carry, of, weight
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Working alongside facilitators from Babcock Marine and the Engineering Sciences Department at the University, students were set to work on the main hands-on design-and-make project to build their own ship against set criteria and strict specifications such as the ability to carry an amount of weight and to travel at a certain speed.