Definition Of weak


denoting a class of verbs in Germanic languages that form the past tense and past participle by addition of a suffix (in English, typically -ed ); contrasted with strong.

Some phrasal verbs prefer a weak form (contrast The car sped up the hill and The car speeded up).

lacking intensity or brightness.

a weak light from a single street lamp

lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks; lacking physical strength and energy.

she was recovering from the flu and was very weak

liable to break or give way under pressure; easily damaged.

the salamander's tail may be broken off at a weak spot near the base

of, relating to, or denoting the weakest of the known kinds of force between particles, which acts only at distances less than about 10 −15 cm, is very much weaker than the electromagnetic and the strong interactions, and conserves neither strangeness, parity, nor isospin.

Thus, the strengths of the electromagnetic, weak , and strong forces depend upon the energy at which they are measured.

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Example Of weak

  • A weak story, tepid characters, a confusion of plots and, to top it all, some terrible editing make this one of the worst reads of the month.

  • A boy, no more than nineteen, with sideburns and a weak chin, muttered something in the ear of the man next to him, who sniggered.

  • A knight was supposed to protect the weak and defend the Church against heretics of all shades.

  • All recent financial crises in emerging markets have shown that weak banks and financial institutions worsen a currency crisis.

  • All willows are fast growing and short-lived, and their wood is notably weak and prone to breaking.

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