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a big/major/serious/heavy blow
▪ The earthquake was a serious blow to the area’s tourism industry.
a broad/strong/heavy hint (=one that is very easy to understand)
▪ He had dropped a heavy hint that they might get married.
a deep/sound/heavy sleep (=a sleep from which you cannot easily be woken)
▪ The noise woke him from a deep sleep.
a dull/hard/heavy thud
▪ There was a dull thud as the box hit the floor.
a hard/heavy frost (=a severe frost)
▪ We’ve had three continuous nights of hard frost.
a heavy heart (=feeling very sad)
▪ She made her way to the hospital with a heavy heart.
a heavy meal (=with a lot of rich food)
▪ A heavy meal is likely to make you feel sleepy.
a heavy price
▪ Any country breaking international law will be made to pay a heavy price.
a heavy ring
▪ Her fingers were clustered with heavy rings.
a heavy sigh (=a big sad sigh)
▪ Finally, she turned away from the mirror with a heavy sigh.
a heavy user (=someone who uses something a lot)
▪ Electricity companies are warning that heavy users face much higher bills.
a heavy/great burden
▪ Caring for elderly relatives can be a heavy burden.
a light/heavy load (=not much or a lot of work)
▪ Hans has a heavy teaching load this semester.
a severe/stiff/heavy/tough/harsh penalty
▪ There were calls for stiffer penalties for killers of police officers.
a strong/heavy emphasis
▪ There is a strong emphasis on research in the university.
a thick/heavy mist
▪ Outside, a heavy mist obscured everything.
heavy breather
heavy breathing (=loud breathing)
▪ When I picked up the phone, all I heard was heavy breathing.
heavy cream
heavy debts (=big debts)
▪ The company wanted to reduce its heavy debts.
heavy drinker (=he drank a lot)
▪ He was a heavy drinker .
heavy drinking (=drinking a lot of alcohol)
▪ after a night of heavy drinking
heavy equipment
▪ The truck has to be able to carry tanks and other heavy equipment.
heavy fighting
heavy fighting between government and rebel forces
heavy goods vehicle
heavy hitter
heavy industry (=industries that involve the production of large goods)
▪ Shipbuilding and other heavy industry developed in the North of Britain.
heavy industry
heavy ironyBritish English (= a lot of irony)
▪ ‘Of course Michael won’t be late; you know how punctual he always is,’ she said with heavy irony.
heavy jowls (=jowls that hang down slightly)
▪ a man with heavy jowls
heavy losses (=many deaths)
▪ US forces withdrew after suffering heavy losses.
heavy machinery
▪ The use of heavy machinery has damaged the site.
heavy make-up (=a lot of make-up)
▪ a girl in high heels and heavy make-up
heavy metal
heavy petting
heavy reliance
▪ the country’s heavy reliance on trade
heavy sarcasm (=very clear sarcasm)
▪ ‘Good of you to arrive on time,’ George said, with heavy sarcasm .
heavy seas (=a rough sea)
▪ The tanker split apart and sank in heavy seas.
heavy shelling
▪ weeks of heavy shelling
heavy showers
▪ More heavy showers are forecast for tonight.
heavy sleeper (=someone who does not wake easily)
heavy smoker (=someone who smokes a lot)
▪ My grandad was a heavy smoker.
Heavy snowfalls
Heavy snowfalls are forecast.
heavy swell (=large movements of the water)
▪ The sea wasn’t rough, but there was a heavy swell.
heavy work (=hard physical work)
▪ The heavy work is done by the gardener.
heavy workload
▪ She’s struggling to cope with the heavy workload.
▪ We ran into heavy traffic near the airport.
heavy (=strong)
▪ She smelled of a heavy perfume he associated with his mother.
heavy (=with a lot of water coming down)
▪ The rain became more heavy.
heavy (=when a lot of snow falls)
▪ France has been expecting heavy snow all week.
heavy/clay (=containing a lot of clay)
▪ The soil was too heavy to grow decent carrots.
heavy/frequent use (=when something is used a lot)
▪ The heavy use of pesticides in the area led to severe health problems.
heavy/hefty fine (=a large fine)
▪ If convicted, the men face heavy fines.
heavy/light oil
▪ 2,000 barrels of heavy oil are produced a day.
▪ The oil corporation announced the discovery of another field of light oil.
heavy/light polling (=with many or few people voting)
heavy/light trading (=a lot of trading or a little trading)
▪ Shares dropped 10% in heavy trading.
▪ She was wearing a heavy coat and a thick scarf.
heavy/thick cloud (also dense cloudformal)
▪ By midday, heavy clouds had spread across the sky.
heavy/thick curtains (=made of thick material)
▪ Heavy curtains help to keep the house warm.
severe/heavy bleeding (=when someone is losing a lot of blood)
strong/severe/heavy criticism
▪ This decision attracted heavy criticism from environmental groups.
the heavy mobBritish English (= group of strong violent men)
▪ What happens if they send the heavy mob round to find him?
thick/dense/heavy fog (=great in amount and difficult to see through)
▪ The two lorries collided in heavy fog.
way heavier/smarter/bigger etc (=much heavier etc)
▪ The tickets were way more expensive than I thought.
▪ Rangers, meanwhile, are convinced they possess enough heavy artillery to win the war tonight.
▪ The noise of the explosion resembled the shock of a heavy artillery salute....
▪ Roxburgh Castle was proof against all but prolonged siege and heavy artillery.
▪ The sonic assault doesn't have to be all heavy artillery.
▪ Elite Republican Guard troops deployed tanks and heavy artillery against lightly armed guerrilla units.
▪ Using tanks, heavy artillery and the threat of air strikes, they succeeded in defeating the rebels in 18 hours.
▪ It will be some time before the factions upgrade to rockets, missiles and heavy artillery.
▪ Now think again of the wound on Hector's face - a heavy blow, a wide gash.
▪ I am not wholly barren of hope, for circumstances have been dealing the conventional wisdom a new series of heavy blows.
▪ It is knocked to the ground by a heavy blow, seized by the throat or mouth and quickly suffocated.
▪ For the beneficiaries the change would be almost imperceptible: for the losers it would be a heavy blow.
▪ He says that both changes will be a heavy blow for young self-employed workers.
▪ The repression which followed temporarily halted the labour movement and dealt the party a heavy blow.
▪ We all have heavy burdens on our time.
▪ The cost of these programs places a heavy burden on those who work.
▪ If this applies, small indexed sequential files bear a heavy burden compared with larger files.
▪ Along with the freedom of the press, there was also a heavy burden of social responsibility.
▪ The loss of Elliott left Hammer very lightweight in attack and placed a heavy burden on regular strikers White and Harris.
▪ Life is a heavy burden in either case.
▪ That morning, he had felt a strange relief, almost as if a heavy burden had been lifted from his shoulders.
▪ Running this place is a heavy burden.
▪ In the end, they managed to win but only at a cost of heavy casualties and political humiliation.
▪ Some other stations don't have such good security, you know, and their crime-fighting shows rack up pretty heavy casualties.
▪ B Company had already sustained heavy casualties from the landing and the patrol lost.
▪ He said both sides had suffered heavy casualties.
▪ According to some reports, both sides sustained heavy casualties.
▪ Defence Secretary Malcolm Rifkind has warned any offensive ground action would involve more than 100,000 men and lead to heavy casualties.
▪ Under dark, heavy clouds, I returned to the den on the river.
▪ Looking northwards towards the end of the dale, she frowned to see the accumulation of heavy clouds above the moors.
▪ During June and July, heavy cloud may at times build up and the weather can become very humid.
▪ But towards morning heavy clouds spread across.
▪ Dark heavy clouds were crawling across the sky, blotting out the stars.
▪ The heavy clouds that had gathered about the summit of Mont Blanc boiled from within.
▪ While they slept, heavy clouds swirled over the valley in massed ranks and the snow began to fall.
▪ Tranmere Rovers went nap in front of their biggest gate of the season to inflict a heavy defeat on promotion chasing West Ham.
▪ The Bears have had two of their scheduled fixtures washed out and suffered a heavy defeat at Edinburgh.
▪ That junior may have to pay for the victory with a heavy defeat in the future.
▪ After his party's heavy defeat in the subsequent general election, Ellis stayed on as chief whip.
▪ With the singular exception of property stocks, all sectors benefited from heavy demand, almost all leading shares sporting double-figure gains.
▪ Or the heavy demands of professional careers.
▪ There are heavy demands on people's time these days and a lot of rival attractions.
▪ Public service makes heavy demands on a man.
▪ It is not surprising, therefore, that old people make fairly heavy demands on medical care.
▪ Games that placed heavy demands on video and processor were never available for Windows.
▪ I'd say you're looking for a business where they have a heavy demand for rough paper.
▪ From the point of view of library administration the guided tour type of library orientation makes heavy demands on library staff time.
▪ Her husband was apparently a heavy drinker, and their marriage was deeply unhappy.
▪ But he was not, as Stone contends, a heavy drinker in earlier years.
▪ Many damaging consequences can result from being a heavy drinker but alcoholism does not come simply from drinking too much.
▪ In his youth Tom had been a heavy drinker.
▪ Hispanics are more often heavy drinkers than whites or blacks.
▪ I should know by now that heavy drinkers are awfully fond of high-flown rationalisations for any brief spell of abstinence.
▪ It was crowded with heavy drinkers.
▪ Two of three women with adenocarcinoma had accumulated more than 45 pack years each and one was also a heavy drinker.
▪ Perhaps the most impressive beast of all, is the Current Trends Lion with a heavy duty bicycle chain for its mane.
▪ Cut four sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil into 8-inch squares.
▪ Soon came the freezer bag, the heavy duty bag, the sandwich bag and the Hefty Bag.
▪ They were all into loon pants or being heavy duty skinheads.
▪ Many won't, but some have heavy duty machine.
▪ The heavy duty generators, ex-Army mobile field units, roared into life when Lawton cranked the handle.
▪ Nothing is more conducive to inducing mains spikes than heavy duty switch gear.
▪ The National Union of Mineworkers also had to pay heavy fines and suffer sequestration.
▪ He was ordered to compensate all of the victims of the fire and pay a heavy fine.
▪ It can also seek heavy fines on landlords who discriminate.
▪ Those violating the law could face heavy fines.
▪ If anyone failed to attend the muster, heavy fines and punishments could be imposed.
▪ Many faced heavy fines and the distraint of goods.
▪ Courts inflict heavy fines on egg thieves.
▪ If convicted they now face heavy fines, confiscation of goods, and even imprisonment.
▪ Cars increased by 4 percent, but light vans fell by 2 percent, and heavy goods vehicles decreased by 3 percent.
▪ Added to this is the vibration caused by heavy goods vehicles and the annoyance of air traffic suffered by all city dwellers.
▪ The main Manchester-London line runs alongside one side of the garden, and a heavy goods line along the other.
▪ The dock company's estimate of heavy goods vehicle traffic has proved remarkably accurate.
▪ The number of heavy goods vehicles using the roads did not change much over the past 10 years.
▪ Sample section headings for the mailing list of a heavy goods vehicle manufacturer.
▪ The M 1 in Northamptonshire was designed to carry just over 8000 heavy goods vehicles a week by 1979.
▪ I had paid for but not sipped my drink when a heavy hand fell on my shoulder.
▪ Even the remotest village councils felt their heavy hand, and the municipalities of Chambery and the other towns lost their autonomy.
▪ Escape from the heavy hands of Patriarchy!
▪ The novel contains a number of important historical accidents which reveal the heavy hand of the author.
▪ Until now, he had managed that, with a heavy hand and crude peasant humour.
▪ Out of the car, the sun was like a heavy hand.
▪ The heavy hand roll-mower is 1¾ inches wide.
▪ Suddenly a heavy hand whacked him in the shoulder blades.
▪ Eve had spent the day wandering around Dublin with a heavy heart.
▪ Here is a soldier who was waiting, with a heavy heart, to suffer and die in battle.
▪ I bowed to superior will and entered journalism with a heavy heart.
▪ Virginia went up to her bedroom with a heavy heart, to change out of the clothes she'd worn all day.
▪ She gave her letter to the postman with a heavy heart, wondering if she would ever see her sister again.
▪ Many Opposition Members who will obey the three-line Whip and vote against the motion will do so with a heavy heart.
▪ With heavy heart, fearing the worst, I felt round in the cold nest.
▪ The result - heavy industry and low value added production kept going long past its time, ineffectually, by subsidy.
▪ For example, the predominantly agricultural South was now entirely separated from the heavy industry of the North.
▪ And so, founded on its sure infrastructure of heavy industries, free-flowing capital and cheap labour, the machine is off.
▪ Light industries and textiles led on to the establishment of some heavy industries.
▪ Many of the countries in the region built their post-1997 crash recovery efforts on tech-heavy industries.
▪ Osaka has already set the example, to provide space for the heavy industries attracted there by the huge reservoir of labour.
▪ Industrial firms in the heavy industries tended to grow in size as the integration of manufacturing processes made further economies possible.
▪ The latter, involving heavy industry, was made possible by the building of the railways.
▪ Consumers and businesses will find it difficult to service their heavy load of debt.
▪ Think of it-three jobs-that is a heavy load to bear.
▪ All these men were encumbered with their heavy loads and had only automatic pistols.
▪ As they do so, be sure they notice the weights on the crane which balance the heavy loads.
▪ One day he collapses while pulling a heavy load.
▪ Then she laid this heavy load on me that she was concerned about my ability to work with the team.
▪ If you have to carry a heavy load, divide the weight between two bags.
▪ Ants know how to carry heavy loads.
▪ If it is stored for too long in rick or barn, rats and mice can cause heavy losses.
▪ It ended with heavy losses to the enemy and, finally, their retreat.
▪ This time many were braced for heavy losses again.
▪ Viruses, generally transmitted by insect vectors, cause very heavy losses in crops.
▪ If allowed to go overripe, barley ears tend to fall off the stems, and heavy losses can occur.
▪ They also have inflicted heavy losses with roadside bombs, often disguised to resemble rocks.
▪ Some short-term interest rates rose by more than 1,000 %, and there were heavy losses on the Istanbul stock exchange.
▪ There is very little market in them - existing holders can sell only at a heavy loss.
▪ Komatsu, which makes heavy machinery, is integrating its research system with that of its suppliers.
▪ Afterward, you can still drive and operate heavy machinery.
▪ The stolid chugging, the intense revving of big diesels, the bass throb: it all signalled heavy machinery at work.
▪ There was quite an array of heavy machinery in sight, but none close enough to be a plausible source of accident.
▪ Patterns made in fields by the tracks of heavy machinery also frequently resemble patterns associated with archaeological remains.
▪ The steady hum of the drilling rigs and the rough growls of heavy machinery moving on the road smear the coastal quiet.
▪ This, and the sound of heavy machinery passing underneath the window, kept me tossing and turning.
▪ Hall of Power - a range of engines and heavy machinery, most of which are in working order and operated daily.
▪ Some contamination by heavy metals was detected, notably in the industrial areas of Fife, and also more widely by tin.
▪ Ironing was a business of lifting heavy metal weights heated on the stove top.
▪ The most successful title of this type is the heavy metal bible, Kerrang.
▪ The method is particularly appropriate for assaying heavy metals such as lead in blood. 33-36.
▪ Daeve Pope would have been in heavy metal heaven.
▪ And there's a chance too for more heavy metal rocking when Iron Maiden play Belfast tomorrow night.
▪ The build-up of heavy metals in coastal areas has reached critical levels.
▪ They wake, they row; not to the morning bells, but a different kind of heavy metal.
▪ It is important therefore to build into the existing legal disincentives a heavy penalty to compensate for the difficulty of detection.
▪ There were heavy penalties for anyone who continued to buy and sell outside the prescribed times.
▪ This is a matter which can not be too carefully watched since failure to comply renders the member liable to heavy penalties.
▪ If a member did so there was a heavy penalty.
▪ They resented the Forest law which forbade them to hunt over their own lands and woods on pain of heavy penalties.
▪ Outside, there was arm-twisting and heavy pressure as the Tory whips rounded on potential rebels.
▪ Grant arrived on the battlefield to find the Federals under heavy pressure all along their front.
▪ However, she is under heavy pressure to accept cuts of £2 billion.
▪ Managed-care companies that had kept prices low to attract new customers are under heavy pressure to increase earnings.
▪ I say again what I said before business questions, namely, that there is heavy pressure on the next two debates.
▪ San Diego collected four sacks and put heavy pressure on Hostetler throughout the game.
▪ Newcastle, however, refused to lie down and put Ipswich under heavy pressure in the last 10 minutes.
▪ The heavy pressure of the pen made each line appear engraved.
▪ Its people now pay a heavy price for the loss of their forests.
▪ We are now coming to see that economic globalization has come at a heavy price.
▪ There is a heavy price to be paid for breaking the mould.
▪ Although Mitterrand escaped personally unscathed, his party paid a heavy price.
▪ It could be that they are paying a heavy price today for trusting what the politicians told them yesterday.
▪ Yet things have a way of evening ut, and I paid a heavy price for my hypocrisy.
▪ They belonged without doubt to the successful minority, but a heavy price had been paid by most of them.
▪ Sometimes this seems almost to rebuke me, to be a heavy price to pay for a simple preference of male anatomy.
▪ But when water levels rise, after heavy rain, the caves flood, bringing water into contact with the pollutants.
▪ A baby carriage was overturned, and a heavy rain of black ash descended for a long while afterward.
▪ It was believed that the accident happened as an indirect result of heavy rain and snow storms in the city.
▪ The heavy rains left puddles in the center circle and in the corners.
▪ And heavy rain, at this period of the siege, was something that the garrison could have well done without.
▪ The potential for heavy rain, along with strong to severe storms, exists tonight across the entire region.
▪ Read in studio Farmers say that this month's heavy rain has stopped them harvesting much of their wheat.
▪ Just after midnight Wade woke to a heavy rain.
▪ Also, heavy reliance upon one client is not without risk when building up a practice.
▪ In the beginning Stax and Motown shared a heavy reliance on the cooperation of black radio to build audiences.
▪ The very narrow tax base meant continued heavy reliance on massive borrowings and indirect taxes.
▪ Really heavy seas can force cancellation of services.
▪ Colored flags flapped in a heavy sea wind.
▪ What I did was to teeter from side to side like a tall mast on a small ship in a heavy sea.
▪ It would be much worse when we were in a heavy sea, when the entire cabin could flood.
▪ In May at least 20 were reported drowned in a similar incident in heavy seas.
▪ He treads water in heavy seas, yelling to search planes overhead.
▪ In the echoing corridors the booming of the heavy sea formed a constant background.
▪ Mrs R. was a heavy smoker, and this was a fire hazard.
▪ Occasionally, saturations of greater than 20 percent have been reported in heavy smokers. 402.
▪ At this age, heavy smokers have 10 to 15 times the rate of fatal heart attacks of nonsmokers.
▪ Head and neck cancer affects about 500,000 people worldwide each year, mainly heavy smokers and drinkers.
▪ Cigarette smoking can double our risk of dying from a heart attack and heavy smokers are even more likely to die young.
▪ Another effect of the job was that I'd become a heavy smoker.
▪ The children born to heavy smokers are on average 200 grams lighter than those who do not.
▪ I remember both as heavy smokers.
▪ However, there had been very heavy snow and the farm was snowed in.
▪ Shrubs and trees deserve a look after a heavy snow.
▪ A test of faith at school when I was seven; an aerial photograph of mountain tops under heavy snow.
▪ For the most part, however, Boston in a heavy snow was skiers' Eden.
▪ In Towacho, where unusually heavy snow fell recently, Towa High School was the venue for the course.
▪ Though snow-covered topiary looks fantastical, heavy snow should be removed with a rake or broom.
▪ The floods, combined with heavy snow, produced 300 calls for help to the police.
▪ The Staffs-Worcs Canal was frozen but heavy snow in the car parks made access impossible.
▪ There were heavy snowfalls in areas which never expect to see such wintry conditions.
▪ This occurs in cold climates that have heavy snowfalls during the winter.
▪ Donald Peterson said at a Pentagon news briefing as heavy snowfall continued to hamper search and rescue efforts near Vail, Colo.
▪ It was a heavy snowfall and by morning even the most prominent landmark was disguised beneath a thick covering of snow.
▪ In the exceptionally heavy snowfalls of 1940 and 1981, several trams were stranded and the service suspended for several days.
▪ Initially scheduled for Basingstoke on February 9, the trial was postponed when heavy snowfalls made travel absolutely impossible for many athletes.
▪ He began his planning in January but found practice curtailed two weeks ago by a heavy snowfall.
▪ On a day of heavy traffic it could take an hour.
▪ Bright flash in the sky, the way the aircraft lurched forward like a car Jolted in heavy traffic.
▪ In areas of heavy traffic, like halls and stairs, it's best to lay a good quality, hardwearing carpet.
▪ Drive own limo to experience heavy traffic.
▪ The worst fears of the residents were realised as the port was an immediate commercial success and heavy traffic quickly built up.
▪ He could hear the rumble of heavy traffic only a few kilometres away.
▪ The physical effort required in speaking would also be less than against a background noise of heavy traffic.
▪ Although it had almost stopped raining, there was heavy traffic on the road and he soon turned back.
▪ The ship suffered damage due to heavy weather conditions.
▪ That was the first part of our dilemma: the heavy weather was shaking Hsu Fu to pieces.
▪ So it is not surprising that adolescents sometimes make heavy weather of the whole process.
▪ Some, of course, we had lost in our first bout of heavy weather when leaving Shimoda.
▪ It may be asked why psychiatry has made such heavy weather of coming round to that view.
▪ The 4 tries were good enough, but in between, the cherry and whites made heavy weather of the game.
▪ Although William could understand this, he found Arnold's company fairly heavy weather.
▪ Some publishers are making heavy weather of 1992.
▪ Monks tied the locket to a heavy weight and dropped it into the water.
▪ Both heavy weights and light weights have slow and fast oscillations.
▪ Marlene woke to the sound of a heavy weight being dragged across the floor.
▪ I combine cardiovascular and muscular workouts with moderate to heavy weights, a lot of repetitions and no rest in between sets.
▪ If you lift heavy weights and you lift in the wrong way, you can obviously do yourself damage.
▪ Steeped again in current events and the heavy weight of the world, I felt my memory grow fuzzy.
▪ Lifting very heavy weights can also raise your blood pressure considerably for a short time.
▪ The only sensation was of a heavy weight pressing down on his back.
▪ Sledgehammers were usually wielded by the apprentice; it was hot and heavy work.
▪ It becomes heavy work to distract Harriet from brooding about lost Elton.
▪ It was hot and heavy work.
▪ But, around these parts, big trucks usually are purchased for heavy work by tradespeople.
▪ Female speaker Women should never have done such heavy work.
▪ Polycotton is more acceptable and smart, for light duties, but for heavy work 100 percent cotton is the most suitable.
▪ A large number are incapable of heavy work, and have given up their farms.
be heavy/great with child
▪ But my wife is great with child!
exact a high/heavy price
heavy going
▪ Although she usually got on well with children, she found Hilary heavy going.
▪ Eoin Young's Diary is heavy going.
▪ He reports that a trip to Catterick Camp to set up rope ladders on the assault course was heavy going.
▪ Like the writing of all books there are times of great enthusiasm, of heavy going and quite often real blockage.
▪ Mwangaza was dull and heavy going.
▪ Postnikova also manages to present in its possible light Tchaikovsky's Sonata, which is distinctly heavy going.
▪ The findings indicate why groups such as the Pearl are finding it heavy going in their core business activity.
▪ The resulting interview was heavy going for both of them.
lie heavy on sb
▪ The duties of leadership lay heavy on him.
▪ Smoke lay heavy on the far side of the water, laced eerily with threads of light from the blaze.
▪ The river, swollen and bloated, lay heavy on the sunken fields.
make heavy/hard work of sth
▪ She was making hard work of plucking the goose.
▪ You can make hard work of an easy job if you don't know the right way to go.
on the small/high/heavy etc side
▪ Also on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.
▪ Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side.
▪ Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side.
▪ For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side.
▪ The bedrooms, though on the small side, have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.
▪ The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side, but flavorful.
▪ The little one's a bit on the small side.
▪ The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side.
heavy bread
heavy cream
heavy manual work
▪ a heavy discussion
▪ a heavy fragrance
▪ a large, heavy-featured woman
▪ After a heavy lunch my father fell asleep almost immediately.
▪ Brian's gotten very heavy since we last saw him.
▪ Companies that continue to cause pollution will now face heavy fines.
▪ He wore a heavy jacket and a wool ski hat.
▪ Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan.
▪ His first wife Joy was a heavy smoker who died of lung cancer.
▪ It was a fierce battle, and losses on both sides were heavy.
▪ It was a pretty heavy scene.
▪ My hiking boots are too heavy.
▪ She didn't want things to get too heavy at such an early stage in their relationship.
▪ She has a bad cough, caused by heavy smoking.
▪ Some people find wholemeal bread too heavy.
▪ In the beginning Stax and Motown shared a heavy reliance on the cooperation of black radio to build audiences.
▪ Mr. Mason, who was Chief Engineer to both the electricity and tramway departments, claimed and received heavy compensation for severance.
▪ She patrolled the aisles like a gaoler and woe betide you if that heavy tread stopped at your desk.
▪ Still, some snakes prefer spots under rusty metal and heavy rocks.
▪ Their sheer bulk in the heavy clothing made the people look like beasts.
▪ There was still a heavy roll of musketry to our left, and some sharp firing on our right.
▪ They were heavy, as he knew from the numbing pain in his shin.
▪ We gaze at one another despite the effort of heavy lids, our nodding heads, until the lull of sleep defeats.
exact a high/heavy price
heavy going
▪ Although she usually got on well with children, she found Hilary heavy going.
▪ Eoin Young's Diary is heavy going.
▪ He reports that a trip to Catterick Camp to set up rope ladders on the assault course was heavy going.
▪ Like the writing of all books there are times of great enthusiasm, of heavy going and quite often real blockage.
▪ Mwangaza was dull and heavy going.
▪ Postnikova also manages to present in its possible light Tchaikovsky's Sonata, which is distinctly heavy going.
▪ The findings indicate why groups such as the Pearl are finding it heavy going in their core business activity.
▪ The resulting interview was heavy going for both of them.
lie heavy on sb
▪ The duties of leadership lay heavy on him.
▪ Smoke lay heavy on the far side of the water, laced eerily with threads of light from the blaze.
▪ The river, swollen and bloated, lay heavy on the sunken fields.
make heavy/hard work of sth
▪ She was making hard work of plucking the goose.
▪ You can make hard work of an easy job if you don't know the right way to go.
on the small/high/heavy etc side
▪ Also on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.
▪ Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side.
▪ Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side.
▪ For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side.
▪ The bedrooms, though on the small side, have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.
▪ The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side, but flavorful.
▪ The little one's a bit on the small side.
▪ The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side.
▪ Being Latin, I play a lot of heavies.
▪ Of course, we realize there are no heavies at all.
▪ Only two questions remained unanswered - the puzzling absence of any sect heavies and Grant's worrying non-return.
▪ Some were converting from the heavies such as the Lincoln and Washington, others from the recce and light bomber Mosquito squadrons.
▪ The heavies will want everybody asleep, including me.
▪ The real heavies of the piece, the lawyers, offer him deals.
▪ The third was to contain the sect heavies, once they had been overpowered and captured.
▪ With two rooms used up holding the heavies, the bedroom's all that is left.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Heavy \Heav"y\, a. Having the heaves.


Heavy \Heav"y\, a. [Compar. Heavier; superl. Heaviest.] [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. h["o]figr, h["o]fugr. See Heave.]

  1. Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught.

  2. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.

    The hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod.
    --1 Sam. v. 6.

    The king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make.

    Sent hither to impart the heavy news.

    Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence.

  3. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.

    The heavy [sorrowing] nobles all in council were.

    A light wife doth make a heavy husband.

  4. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.

    Whilst the heavy plowman snores.

    Of a heavy, dull, degenerate mind.

    Neither [is] his ear heavy, that it can not hear.
    --Is. lix. 1.

  5. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.

  6. Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.

    But, hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more.

  7. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.

  8. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.

  9. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.

  10. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.

  11. Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.

  12. With child; pregnant. [R.] Heavy artillery. (Mil.)

    1. Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege, garrison, and seacoast guns.

    2. Troops which serve heavy guns.

      Heavy cavalry. See under Cavalry.

      Heavy fire (Mil.), a continuous or destructive cannonading, or discharge of small arms.

      Heavy metal (Mil.), large guns carrying balls of a large size; also, large balls for such guns.

      Heavy metals. (Chem.) See under Metal.

      Heavy weight, in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the heaviest of the classes into which contestants are divided. Cf. Feather weight

    3. , under Feather.

      Note: Heavy is used in composition to form many words which need no special explanation; as, heavy-built, heavy-browed, heavy-gaited, etc.


Heavy \Heav"y\, v. t. To make heavy. [Obs.]


Heavy \Heav"y\, adv. Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hefig "heavy, having much weight; important, grave; oppressive; slow, dull," from Proto-Germanic *hafiga "containing something; having weight" (cognates: Old Saxon, Old High German hebig, Old Norse hofugr, Middle Dutch hevich, Dutch hevig), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Jazz slang sense of "profound, serious" is from 1937 but would have been comprehensible to an Anglo-Saxon. Heavy industry recorded from 1932. Heavy metal attested by 1839 in chemistry; in nautical jargon from at least 1744 in sense "large-caliber guns on a ship."\n\nWhile we undervalue the nicely-balanced weight of broadsides which have lately been brought forward with all the grave precision of Cocker, we are well aware of the decided advantages of heavy metal. ["United Services Journal," London, 1830] \n\nAs a type of rock music, from 1972.


mid-13c., "something heavy; heaviness," from heavy (adj.). Theatrical sense of "villain" is 1880.


Etymology 1

  1. (context of a physical object English) Having great weight. adv. 1 heavily 2 (context India colloquial English) very n. 1 A villain or bad guy; the one responsible for evil or aggressive acts. 2 (context slang English) A doorman, bouncer or bodyguard. 3 (context aviation English) A large multi-engined aircraft. v

  2. 1 (context often with "up" English) To make heavier. 2 To sadden. 3 (context Australia New Zealand informal English) To use power and/or wealth to exert influence on, e.g., governments or corporations; to pressure. Etymology 2

    a. Having the heaves.

  1. adv. slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands" [syn: heavily]

  2. [also: heaviest, heavier]

  1. n. an actor who plays villainous roles

  2. a serious (or tragic) role in a play

  3. [also: heaviest, heavier]

  1. adj. of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture" [ant: light]

  2. unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic" [ant: light]

  3. of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment; "heavy artillery"; "heavy infantry"; "a heavy cruiser"; "heavy guns"; "heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries" [ant: light]

  4. having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy cream"

  5. wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark" [syn: thick]

  6. marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids" [ant: light]

  7. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it [syn: fleshy, overweight]

  8. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated" [syn: clayey, cloggy]

  9. darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky" [syn: lowering, sullen, threatening]

  10. of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas" [ant: light]

  11. (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water" [ant: light]

  12. (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"

  13. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom" [syn: dense, impenetrable]

  14. made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"

  15. of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker" [syn: hard(a)]

  16. prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor" [syn: big(a), heavy(a)]

  17. used of syllables or musical beats [syn: accented, strong]

  18. full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice" [syn: sonorous]

  19. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference" [syn: grave, grievous, weighty]

  20. slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn" [syn: lumbering, ponderous]

  21. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"

  22. dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"

  23. sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"

  24. full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes" [syn: weighed down]

  25. requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading" [syn: labored, laboured]

  26. characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace" [syn: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, punishing, toilsome]

  27. lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation" [syn: leaden]

  28. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep" [syn: profound, sound, wakeless]

  29. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" [syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)]

  30. [also: heaviest, heavier]


Heavy may refer to:

Heavy (Swollen Members album)

Heavy was Swollen Members' fourth full-length release on Battleaxe Records. Many regard it as their most mainstream-sounding release to date, and a strong negative reaction to direction the album took from the group's core fan base resulted in them discontinuing shipments of the album after its initial release. Guest appearances include Abstract Rude and Son Doobie, and album artwork was drawn by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, who had directed one of their music videos. The song "All Night" was featured on the video game, SSX 3.

Heavy (Collective Soul song)

"Heavy" is a song by American post-grunge band Collective Soul. It is the second single from their fourth album Dosage. It was the last of the band's seven number ones on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, as well as their most successful, staying atop the chart for fifteen weeks. It was also their last song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 73. It was featured as one of two songs in NHL 2001. The song was also featured in the NASCAR intro on NBC in 2003. An instrumental version is played in the 2014 Golden Corral ad.

Heavy (TV series)

Heavy is an American documentary series that airs on A&E. The series chronicles the weight loss efforts of people suffering from severe obesity. It ran for one season, from January 17 to April 4, 2011.

Heavy (Lauri Ylönen song)

"Heavy" is the first single of Lauri Ylönen from his first solo album New World. The world premiere of the song was on 26 February 2011 with a digital release on 25 February.

Heavy (film)

Heavy is a 1995 independent American drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Liv Tyler, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, and Deborah Harry. The plot focuses on an unhappy overweight cook (Vince) and the changes which are brought into his life after an enchanting college drop-out (Tyler) begins working as a waitress at his and his mother's roadside tavern. The film explores themes of loneliness, false hope, unrequited love, and the problematic nature of self worth.

The film was Mangold's directorial debut, and he wrote the screenplay for it while attending filmmaking seminars at Columbia University. The film featured an original soundtrack by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth as well as songs by Evan Dando of The Lemonheads, who also had a minor role in the film. Filming took place on location in and around Barryville and Hyde Park, New York; some scenes were filmed at the Culinary Institute of America.

Heavy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize and was later screened at Cannes before receiving major theatrical releases. It was first released in the United Kingdom on December 29, 1995, and later received a limited release in the United States on June 5, 1996. It has since had several home video releases, including two DVD releases which are both currently out of production.

Heavy (Iron Butterfly album)

Heavy is the debut studio album by the rock band Iron Butterfly, released in early 1968.

The first two tracks, "Possession" and "Unconscious Power", were released as the respective sides of a single.

Three of the group's members ( Jerry Penrod, Darryl DeLoach and Danny Weis) left the band shortly after the album was recorded, leaving Ingle and Bushy to find replacements. Despite being a debut album with no hit single to provide an entry point for the casual listener, Heavy was a commercial success, reaching #78 on the Billboard Charts and eventually going Gold in the US.

Contrary to rumor, tambourine player Darryl DeLoach contributed lead vocals to only a few songs on Heavy. As with all of Iron Butterfly's albums prior to Scorching Beauty, most of the lead vocals are by Doug Ingle.

Heavy (aeronautics)

The term heavy is used, with exceptions noted below, during all radio transmissions between air traffic control and any aircraft which has been assigned a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) rating of or more. Aircraft with a MTOW rating between 7 t and 136 t are considered medium and aircraft with a MTOW rating less than 7 t are considered light. In the US, the FAA uses a slightly different categorization. Aircraft capable of maximum takeoff weights more than and less than are considered large.

Such "heavy" aircraft over 136 t create wake turbulence from the wings. The term is mostly used around airports during take off and landing, incorporated into their call sign so as to warn other aircraft that they need extra distance to avoid this wake turbulence. All wide-body aircraft, except for the Airbus A300B1 (MTOW of , only two built and retired in 1990) and the Airbus A380 and Antonov An-225 (which are classified in the even larger category of super), are thus classified as heavy. Certain variants of the narrow-bodied Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 also were considered "heavy" based on MTOW.

Of special note here is the narrow-bodied Boeing 757. Under current guidance, the 757 is considered large, as it has a maximum MTOW of . After a number of accidents where smaller aircraft following closely behind a 757 crashed, however, the rules were changed so that controllers are required to apply the special wake turbulence separation criteria specified in paragraph 5-5-4 in the FAA guidelines for aircraft separation, as though the 757 were heavy.

Heavy (Heavy D album)

Heavy is the second album by rapper Heavy D. The album was released on June 15, 1999 for Uptown Records and was produced by Heavy D, Tony Dofat, Erick Sermon, and The Ummah. The album was a mild success, making it to #60 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It is Heavy D's lowest selling album to date at a little over 500,000 units sold. Guests on the album include Cee-Lo, Q-Tip, Chico DeBarge, Big Pun and Eightball. Two Music Videos were Made: "Don't Stop" (directed by Diane Martel) & "On Point" f/ Big Pun & Eightball (directed by Terry Heller)

Usage examples of "heavy".

The invisible wall of heavy atoms had even reached as far as Abadan, Iran-some 780 miles from the blast zone.

Only narrow gaps had been cleared through the interlaced abattis, and the Confederation infantry took heavy losses while threading slowly through the gaps.

As so often he wore his portable sundial strapped to his hip, a monstrously heavy bronze piece cast in Baghdad during the fifth Abbasid caliphate.

But Lake Champlain was heavy with French ships, not to mention parties of Abenaki and Wyandot.

From the starboard bow Captain Abernethy shrilled a cry of warning, and the heavy, bellowing voice of Loge shouted an answer of challenge and ferocity.

The surf is heavy at Accra and Frank held his breath, as, after waiting for a favorable moment, the steersman gave the sign and the boat darted in at lightning speed on the top of a great wave, and ran up on the beach in the midst of a whirl of white foam.

The surf was much heavier here than it had been at Accra, and each wave threw the boat almost perpendicularly into the air, so that only a few feet of the end of the keel touched the water.

He was a big man, fatter even than Acta, and he wore strangely constraining clothes: a tightly sewn jacket and trousers, heavy leather shoes, a hat stuffed with straw.

THE HEAVIEST BLOW of his young life befell John Adams on May 25, 1761, when his father, Deacon John, died at age seventy, the victim of epidemic influenza that took a heavy toll in eastern Massachusetts and on older people especially.

Down the same road Adams traveled that spring to New York came small caravans from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut--families with children and household belongings piled onto heavy wagons, bound for Ohio, a journey of more than 700 miles.

NOT UNTIL NOVEMBER did Washington announce that he would accept a second term, and only then did Adams conclude it was time to return to Philadelphia, setting off by public coach in heavy winter weather.

Marcus Junius Brutus sank like the heavy stone it was, down, down, down, to lie forever on the muddy bottom of the Adriatic Sea somewhere between Dyrrachium and Ancona.

The rumble of heavy machinery, even the smell of meating men and animals, triggered mass assaults by the rampaging Africans, many of which bore deadly stings.

Coyote killed the afterburner, then snapped the Tomcat into a wingover which sent the heavy aircraft plunging toward the cloud deck in an inverted dive.

In the midst of the battle, these troops having moved towards the enemy, as if intending to make an attack, turned suddenly around, and opened a heavy fire of artillery and musketry on the columns by the aids of which they had a few moments before been fighting.