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weigh in

1. To be a certain weight. Often followed by "at" and the weight. The wrestler was disqualified when he weighed in 1 pound over the limit. That largemouth bass Jim caught weighed in at 20 pounds!
2. To be weighed. Typically used for sports such as boxing and wrestling, when competitors must not exceed a certain weight. Boxers always make a spectacle when they weigh in before the bout. Everyone has to weigh in on Friday, no exceptions.
3. To give one's opinion or analysis of something during a discussion. Karen, you haven't weighed in yet. What's your take on this? Later on the show, Senator Williams will weigh in on the debate.
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weigh in (at something)

Fig. to present oneself at a certain weight. (Usually said of boxers.) The fighter weighed in at over two hundred pounds. The contenders weighed in yesterday.
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weigh in

Be weighed; also, be of a particular weight. For example, Because it was such a small plane, the passengers and their luggage had to weigh in before takeoff , or The fish weighed in at 18 pounds. [Late 1800s]
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weigh in

v.
1. To be weighed at an official weigh-in for an athletic competition: The boxer weighed in before the fight. The fighter weighed in at 250 pounds.
2. To weigh something officially, as for travel on an airplane: The ticket agent weighed our bags in. After the agent weighed in my suitcase, I went to the gate.
3. To join an ongoing discussion, debate, or competition: The president still hasn't weighed in on the issue. After striking out twice, the player finally weighed in with a base hit.
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Cooper, meanwhile, successfully hit the target, weighing in at 116 pounds.
The chain-wide Fresh 'n Fit Challenge kicked off this January with over 100 associates weighing in. The store-level challenge will conclude with final weigh-ins scheduled for May.
Now just the thought of weighing in gets me agitated and anxious.
On the main event of tonight's Odyssey bill, Jeremy Horn and Lee McKibbin will now fight at catchweight with Horn weighing in at 87kgs and McKibbin 85kg.
Glennis Hunt and daughter Julie went on a new year diet on the stroke of 2000 after weighing in at 32st in all.