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"heavily" in British English

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heavilyadverb

uk   /ˈhev.əl.i/  us   /ˈhev.əl.i/
  • heavily adverb (TO A GREAT DEGREE)

B1 to a great degree: The terrorists are heavily armed. The compound is heavily guarded. She's heavily involved in the project.

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(Definition of heavily from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heavily" in American English

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heavilyadverb

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

"heavily" in Business English

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heavilyadverb

uk   us   /ˈhevɪli/
a lot or to a large degree: In France and Switzerland, the agriculture sector is heavily subsidised. China is heavily dependent on coal, which currently accounts for about 68% of its energy. We are looking to invest heavily in property over the next 24 months.
(Definition of heavily from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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