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Synonyms for makeweight

anything added to fill out a whole


a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight

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The Blackburn winger has lost a stone in weight since hard taskmaster Graeme Souness took over as manager at Ewood Park and is ready for his first international start in nearly two years against the Group Two makeweights of Andorra.
DODGY dealer Silvio Berlusconi is at the centre of row that might take Serie A games off the telly after 14 of the 17 makeweights in the league threatened to boycott matches against Juve, Milan and Inter.
The Lions kick off their campaign against group makeweights Angola tomorrow, but are afforded a generous 4-7 for the win by tote-sport.
This pair have been mere makeweights in Group F, and this isn't a game many will want to either watch or get involved in financially.
ISRAEL made a meal of overcoming Group 4 makeweights Faroe Islands and the result looks unlikely to be enough to leave them with a chance of sneaking a play-off spot for the World Cup finals.
ISRAEL look set to complete an unbeaten World Cup qualifying campaign when they host Group Four makeweights the Faroe Islands in Tel Aviv today - but it's unlikely to be enough to send them to the finals.
It was an extraordinary claim, given that the Scots have let in 10 goals without reply in their last two matches and have been drawn in a qualifying group that includes Italy,Norway and no makeweights.
Gazzetta claimed that Alen Boksic, Argentinian Matias Almeyda, Dejan Stankovic and Marcelo Salas could be makeweights in the deal.
In his three seasons at the Reebok Stadium, Okocha has been a massively influential figure in Bolton's meteoric rise from Premiership makeweights to top six contenders.
Mark Hughes' side would have most to lose if the makeweights were kicked out, having collected six points from their two games, while Serbia & Montenegro would benefit
And on the pitch we have the current bunch of makeweights strutting their stuff.
The Leeds manager was sizing up potential makeweights for his Aussie striker.