(=amount weighed) poids m
→ The weight of the load is too great.
What is your height and weight? Quel est votre taille et votre poids?
What weight are you? Combien pesez-vous?, Quel est votre poids?
to lose weight maigrir, perdre du poids
→ He's lost a lot of weight.
to put on weight grossir
→ I'm lucky really as I never put on weight.
sold by weight vendu au poids
(=object of a known weight) (for scales)
→ big brass scales with all the weights sparkling in a row
→ I was in the gym lifting weights.
(=heavy object) poids m
→ Straining to lift heavy weights can raise your blood pressure.
what a weight! qu'est que ça pèse lourd!
(=worry) poids m
A great weight lifted from me. Je me sentis soulagé d'un grand poids.
a weight of responsibility le poids des responsabilités
→ I feel a great weight of responsibility in this job.
to carry weight
(=be respected) avoir du poids
to pull one's weight
(=do one's share) faire sa part de travail
→ He accused the team of not pulling their weight.
to throw one's weight around faire de l'autorité
→ I realised early on there was no point in throwing your weight around. You had to persuade people to do things
to throw one's weight behind sth
(=support) peser de tout son poids en faveur de qch
(=add weights to) lester → The fishermen weighted their nets.
[+newborn baby] poids m de naissance
→ Women who smoke when they are pregnant often have babies with low birth weights.
(=heavy load) poids m mort
→ He hoisted the dead weight over his shoulder.
(=burden) poids m mort
→ ... the dead weight of traditional policies.
n plomb m
vt sep (to keep in place)
maintenir en place
→ Put some tins on top to weight it down.
n limitation f de poids
vi faire de la musculation
n musculation f