scale

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskeɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skeɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skāl)

Inflections of 'scale' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
scales
v 3rd person singular
scaling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
scaled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
scaled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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scale

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [temperature, pressure, Richter] scale
  2. a [1-1, 16-1] scale
  3. rate [our service, your experience] on a scale from [1 to 10]
  4. a [large, small, wide, narrow] scale (of operation)
  5. UK: [kitchen, bathroom] scales
  6. UK: [analogue, digital] [kitchen] scales
  7. step on the scale
  8. measure your weight on the scale
  9. the [model, toy] was made to scale
  10. is [one fifth] the scale of the original
  11. [fit, adjust, size] the image to scale
  12. the [plans, operations] were carried out on a [large, small] scale
  13. violence has spread at an [alarming, astounding] scale
  14. the map scale is [one inch] to [five miles]
  15. her [argument, discussion, revelation] tipped the scales in her favor
  16. the [boxer, fighter, player] tipped the scales at [280 lbs]
  17. [my anxiety, business] is off the scale
  18. the scales of justice
  19. play [an ascending, an increasing, a decreasing] scale
  20. learn to play the [minor, 5th] scales
  21. [practice, know] your scales and arpeggios
  22. [practice] your [guitar, piano] scales
  23. [lizard, snake, fish] scales
n as adj
  1. build a scale model (of)
  2. a [large, small]- scale [operation, investigation, experiment]
v
  1. scale to [fit, size, match]
  2. scale the [image, photo]
  3. scaled to [A4, 90%]
  4. (does not) scale well
  5. scale down your [order, request, energy]
  6. scale back on [spending, production]
  7. scale [fish, a tuna]
  8. the [burglar, suspect, prisoner] scaled the wall
  9. scale [tax rates, handicaps]
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