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To be within the minimum and maximum weight limits designated for one's group of competitors in a particular sporting event. Used especially in boxing and wrestling. When I wrestled in high school, I was constantly counting my calories to make sure I made weight each week in time for competition.
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Sports To weigh within the limits stipulated for an athletic contest.
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