appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound
become, get, go, grow
leave sb, make sb

When the spasm passed, it left him weak and sweating.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
decidedly, especially, exceptionally, incredibly, particularly
a little, slightly, etc.
comparatively, relatively

He complained of feeling curiously weak and faint.

pathetically, pitifully

Her legs felt suddenly weak.


The judge decided the evidence was inherently weak and inconsistent.

economically, financially, mentally, militarily, morally, physically, politically

She's rather weak at languages.


She was weak from shock.


He's weak in English.


The essay was rather weak on detail.


He was weak with hunger.

weak at the knees

His sudden smile made her go weak at the knees.

Weak is used with these nouns: ↑acid, ↑argument, ↑arm, ↑attempt, ↑balance sheet, ↑bladder, ↑case, ↑character, ↑chest, ↑chin, ↑coffee, ↑constitution, ↑correlation, ↑cry, ↑currency, ↑current, ↑economy, ↑ego, ↑excuse, ↑force, ↑foundation, ↑government, ↑gravity, ↑grip, ↑heart, ↑hold, ↑knee, ↑leader, ↑leadership, ↑leg, ↑light, ↑link, ↑market, ↑monarchy, ↑performance, ↑personality, ↑point, ↑position, ↑pulse, ↑reception, ↑ruler, ↑showing, ↑signal, ↑smile, ↑solution, ↑spot, ↑state, ↑stem, ↑stomach, ↑stress, ↑sun, ↑sunlight, ↑support, ↑syllable, ↑tea, ↑team, ↑tie, ↑version, ↑voice, ↑vowel, ↑will, ↑wrist

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