Line with parchment paper and fill with rice or beans to weigh down the dough.
As such fires are found in the center of the grate, they weigh down the bars and burn them out in the middle in short order.
There is always something to weigh down the spiritual side in all of us.
During the last day of his stay on shore, however, a degree of melancholy seemed to weigh down his captain at times.
But even so general a catastrophe could not weigh down the singer's spirits.
All that she would gain did not seem to weigh down with sufficient preponderance all that she would lose.
Her anxiety seemed to weigh down her cheeks and add ten years to her age.
His broad, high curved forehead, seemed to weigh down upon his body like an ivory chest laden full of unseen jewels.
I am poor and lowly and all unworthy of you; but if great love may weigh down such defects, then mine may do it.
It would be an anodyne like poison that could weigh down my eyelids.
Old English wegan "find the weight of, have weight, lift, carry," from Proto-Germanic *weganan (cf. Old Saxon wegan, Old Frisian wega, Dutch wegen "to weigh," Old Norse vega, Old High German wegan "to move, carry, weigh," German wiegen "to weigh"), from PIE *wegh- "to move" (cf. Sanskrit vahati "carries, conveys," vahitram "vessel, ship;" Avestan vazaiti "he leads, draws;" Greek okhos "carriage;" Latin vehere "to carry, convey;" Old Church Slavonic vesti "to carry, convey;" Lithuanian vezu "to carry, convey;" Old Irish fecht "campaign, journey").
The original sense was of motion, which led to that of lifting, then to that of "measure the weight of." The older sense of "lift, carry" survives in the nautical phrase weigh anchor. Figurative sense of "to consider, ponder" (in reference to words, etc.) is recorded from mid-14c.