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heavily

adverb
 
 
/ˈhevɪli/
A LOT B1 a lot or to a great degree: She's heavily involved in politics.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
drink/smoke heavily to drink/smoke a lotVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
rain/snow heavily to rain/snow a lotDescribing bad weatherVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
FORCE using a lot of force: to breathe heavilyVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
Translations of “heavily”
in Korean 심하게…
in Arabic بِصُعوبة, بِكَثرة…
in Portuguese bem, muito…
in Catalan molt…
in Japanese 大量に, 深く…
in Italian molto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 到了嚴重的程度, 嚴重地…
in Russian сильно, интенсивно, тяжело…
in Turkish şiddetle, büyük oranda, ziyadesiyle…
in Chinese (Simplified) 到了严重的程度, 严重地…
in Polish mocno, dużo, bardzo…
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