Meaning of “heft” in the English Dictionary

"heft" in English

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heftverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

uk /heft/ us /heft/

mainly US the weight of something:

mainly US the influence, ability, or importance that someone or something has:

Does Brady have the intellectual heft to run the city?

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

"heft" in American English

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to lift, hold, or carry something heavy using your hands:

I watched him heft the heavy sack onto his shoulder.

(Definition of “heft” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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