And the wealth indicated by rising stock markets is weighing down the pockets of the far-less-than-one percent.
This helps set the crust by weighing down the dough as it bakes.
What's the heavy thought that's weighing down your brain at the moment?
But he did have, weighing down a loop on the jacket, a small atomic torch.
It had been weighing down the boat by sitting in the stern, and now dashed into the sea, so that the foam spirted all over them.
To him it was a positive disgrace, weighing down every moment of his life.
Stop one minute, Hugh, and help me break off the biggest icicles that are weighing down these branches until they will snap.
But the next moment a mood of depression seized her, weighing down on her so heavily that hot tears started to her eyes.
When budded on a strong stock, few roses can surpass its large cupped and nearly white flowers, weighing down the branches.
Nagbuntay ang mga búnga, The fruits are weighing down (the branches of the tree).
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.