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English definition of “heavy”

heavy

adjective     /ˈhevi/
WEIGHING A LOT A2 Heavy objects weigh a lot: heavy bags heavy machinery / equipment Thick, dense and heavy
HOW MUCH A2 used to say how much someone or something weighs : How heavy are you? Oxygen is sixteen times heavier than hydrogen .Thick, dense and heavy
A LOT B1 large in amount or degree : heavy traffic heavy costs Large in number or quantityGeneral words for size and amount
a heavy drinker/smoker someone who drinks / smokes a lotDrinking alcoholTobacco and smoking
heavy snow/rain an occasion when a lot of snow / rain falls Describing bad weather
FORCE using a lot of force : a heavy blow heavy breathing Physically strong and powerfulPower and intensityEnergy, force and powerViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
SERIOUS informal serious : The discussion got a bit too heavy.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
heavy going mainly UK too serious or difficult : I found the book very heavy going.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of heavy adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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