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English definition of “heavy”

heavy

adjective     /ˈhevi/
larger in number or amount than usual : heavy taxes/fines/subsidies Those found to be violating the law could face heavy fines . Salaries and bonuses of directors have been cut by a third after heavy criticism of 'fat-cat' payments . There are worries that the dollar will come under heavy pressure later in the year . a heavy burden / debt / loss heavy demand / selling / investment
involving a lot of work and effort : a heavy workload / schedule
heavy on sth having a lot of something: Some faculty members have criticized the board as too heavy on business people and too light on educational experience .
pay a heavy price (for sth) to be in a very difficult situation because of a mistake or bad decision that has been made: If we reject the deal , we will pay a heavy price in terms of trade , jobs , and investment .
(Definition of heavy adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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