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In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
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English

Etymology

Old English wegan, from Germanic. Cognate with Scots wey, Dutch wegen, German wiegen.

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -eɪ

Homophones

Verb

Infinitive
to weigh

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to weigh (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To determine the weight of an object.
  2. (transitive) Often with "out", to measure a certain amount of something by its weight, e.g. for sale.
    He weighed out two kilos of oranges for a client.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To determine the intrinsic value or merit of an object, to evaluate.
    You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.
  4. (transitive) To consider a subject.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 251b-c.
      For anyone can weigh in with the quick objection that it is impossible for what is many to be one
  5. (intransitive) To have a certain weight.
    I weigh ten and a half stone.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To raise an anchor free of the seabed.

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