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"hefty" in British English

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heftyadjective

uk   us   /ˈhef.ti/
(Definition of hefty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hefty" in American English

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heftyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈhef·ti/
large in ​amount or ​size: a hefty ​fine/​bonus a hefty ​steakdinner a hefty, pink-faced ​baby
(Definition of hefty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hefty" in Business English

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heftyadjective

uk   us   /ˈhefti/
extremely large: a hefty 15.9%/30%/54%, etc. One of the market's ​starperformers announced a hefty $10bn ​sharebuybackprogramme.hefty returns/dividends They promised ​investors hefty ​returns.a hefty fee/fine/premium Avoid a hefty ​fine by ​posting your completed ​taxreturn by the end of this month. hefty ​increases/​losses/​rises a hefty ​debt/​profit/​discount hefty ​bonuses/​commissions/​penalties
(Definition of hefty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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