heavily Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “heavily” in the English Dictionary

"heavily" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈhev.ɪ.li/

heavily adverb (TO A GREAT DEGREE)

B1 to a ​greatdegree: The ​terrorists are heavily ​armed. The ​compound is heavily ​guarded. She's heavily ​involved in the ​project.
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heavily adverb (WEIGHT)

with ​force, or in a way that ​needs a lot of ​effort to ​move or ​lift: a heavily ​loadedtruck She ​fell heavily on her back. a heavily ​pregnant woman

heavily adverb (DIFFICULT)

in a way that is ​difficult to ​accept or ​deal with: The ​news she had ​received weighed heavily on her (= ​worried her).

heavily adverb (SOLID)

in a ​strong, ​thick, or ​solid way: He's a heavily built (= ​large and ​strong) man.
(Definition of heavily from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heavily" in American English

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 us   /ˈhev·ə·li/
to a ​greatdegree, or with a ​greatamount or ​force: heavily ​armed She’s heavily ​involved in ​politics. The ​newsweighed heavily on his ​mother.
(Definition of heavily from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"heavily" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈhevɪli/
a lot or to a large degree: In France and Switzerland, the ​agriculturesector is heavily ​subsidised. China is heavily ​dependent on coal, which ​currentlyaccounts for about 68% of its ​energy. We are looking to invest heavily inproperty over the next 24 months.
(Definition of heavily from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heavily”
in Arabic بِصُعوبة, بِكَثرة…
in Korean 심하게…
in Portuguese bem, muito…
in Catalan molt…
in Japanese 大量に, 深く…
in Chinese (Simplified) 到了严重的程度, 严重地…
in Turkish şiddetle, büyük oranda, ziyadesiyle…
in Russian сильно, интенсивно, тяжело…
in Chinese (Traditional) 到了嚴重的程度, 嚴重地…
in Italian molto…
in Polish mocno, dużo, bardzo…
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