I.2 The 'measure' group
These verbs are used when indicating the size or weight of something or someone. They are all link verbs (see Chapter 5).
average cover extend measure weigh
Superstores in the United States average 180,000 to 250,000 square feet (16,500 to 23,000 square meters), and their parking lots are several times larger!
Kielder Forest covers 250 square miles.
The skirt measures 61cm from waistline to hem.
The cat is a massive 4ft long and weighs 28lbs.