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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To oppose weight or push with an equal force.

Usage examples (33)
  • To make a seesaw work, you must counterbalance the weight of the two people riding by moving up or down the plank.
  • What a pity her main conservative counterbalance is Hasselbeck.
  • But the counterbalance is the presence of that 16-year-old stepdaughter in the car while she's running over her dad.
  • I think you see you've got to have some kind of counterbalance to greed, for example. for more
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