weigh out

intransitive verb
of a jockey : to have oneself weighed with saddle and weights before the start of a race — compare weigh in 1c
: to take the weight of (a jockey) before the start of a race as a test of qualification — compare weigh in 2

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weigh out
1. To weigh and dispense in portions accordingly
2. To ascertain one's weight before a horse race (weighˈ-out noun)
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Main Entry:weigh

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ˌweigh ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they weigh out he/she/it weighs out present participle weighing out past tense weighed out past participle weighed out] phrasal verb
to measure an exact amount of something

He weighed out every portion of sugar, flour, and dried fruit.

Thesaurus: to measure somethingsynonym units for measuring length or widthhyponym
Main entry: weigh

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(of a jockey) be weighed before a race

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weigh out [phrasal verb]
weigh (something) out or weigh out (something) : to measure and remove a certain weight of (something) : to separate (a portion of something that weighs a certain amount)

Would you weigh out 20 pounds of rice?

I weighed the portions out and distributed them.

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Main Entry:weigh

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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