weigh up

weigh up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (situation, chances)
a. sopesar
weigh up especially (Britain)
transitive verb
[+situation, risks, alternatives, evidence] sopesar; considerar
I was trying to weigh up the situation without enough information to go on there comes a point when you must, at all costs, be able to stop, reflect, really weigh up the situation Adenauer had continued to weigh up the situation carefully without committing himself people of sound common sense stop to think, weighing a situation up carefully before making a decision
[+person] sondear; tantear
we looked at each other, weighing each other up nos miramos, sondeándonos or tanteándonos el uno al otro
she looked at me the way my Marine recruiting sergeant weighed me up when I first walked into his office to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages I weighed up the advantages and disadvantages of course he has to weigh up the cost personally in terms of family life the Government must weigh up the needs of vital areas like job training
I'm weighing up whether to go or not estoy considerando si ir o no
you have to weigh up whether a human life is more important than an animal life the jury have had three days to weigh up the evidence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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