carry weight

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carry weight(
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weyt
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be influential)
a. tener peso
Reggie is one of the producers of the play, so his opinion carries weight.Reggie es uno de los productores de la obra, así que su opinión tiene peso.
b. tener importancia
Where you went to school doesn't carry a whole lot of weight in this industry.En esta industria, la universidad a la que fuiste no tiene mucha importancia.
c. tener influencia
This is a very devout community, so the priest carries a lot of weight.Esta es una comunidad muy piadosa, así que el cura tiene mucha influencia.
d. pesar
As you're a senior member of the company, your perspective carries a lot of weight.Como usted tiene un puesto de responsabilidad en la compañía, su perspectiva pesa mucho.
2. (to bear load)
a. cargar el peso
I carry weight in my hips, so a lot of jeans don't fit me well.Cargo peso en las caderas, así que muchas veces los jeans no me quedan bien.
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