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heav·i·ly

 (hĕv′ə-lē)
adv.
1. With a great weight or burden: heavily laden.
2. Very slowly and with difficulty; laboriously: walking heavily through the snow.
3. Greatly or severely: heavily in debt.

heav•i•ly

(ˈhɛv ə li)

adv.
1. with a great weight: heavily loaded.
2. ponderously; lumberingly: to walk heavily.
3. oppressively: Cares weigh heavily upon him.
4. severely; intensely: to suffer heavily.
5. densely; thickly: heavily wooded.
6. in large amounts: to rain heavily.
7. without animation or vigor; in a dull manner; sluggishly.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.heavily - to a considerable degree; "he relied heavily on others' data"
2.heavily - in a heavy-footed manner; "he walked heavily up the three flights to his room"
3.heavily - with great force; "she hit her arm heavily against the wall"
4.heavily - in a manner designed for heavy duty; "a heavily constructed car"; "heavily armed"
5.heavily - slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"
6.heavily - in a labored manner; "he breathed heavily"
7.heavily - indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
lightly - indulging with temperance; "we eat lightly in the morning"

heavily

adverb
2. densely, closely, thickly, compactly They can be found in grassy and heavily wooded areas.
3. with difficulty, laboriously, slowly, painfully, sluggishly She was breathing heavily with an occasional gasp for air.
4. hard, clumsily, awkwardly, weightily A man stumbled heavily against the car.

heavily

adverb
Translations
بِتَثاقُل، بِصورَة ثقيلَهكَثِير
hustětěžce
storttungt
raskaasti
obilno
òunglega
重く
무겁게
močnotežko
tungt
อย่างหนัก
ağırağır bir şekildeşiddetlesıkıcı bir şekilde
nặng nề

heavily

[ˈhevɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= very much) [rain, bleed, sweat] → mucho; [drink, smoke] → mucho, en exceso; [criticize] → duramente; [depend, rely] → en gran medida; [biased, laden] → muy
the dangers of drinking or smoking heavilylos peligros de beber o fumar mucho or en exceso
she drinks heavily/more heavily when she's depressedbebe mucho/mucho más cuando está deprimida
he spoke in heavily accented Englishhablaba inglés con un acento muy fuerte
he had to borrow heavilytuvo que pedir grandes cantidades de or mucho dinero prestado
to be heavily in debttener muchísimas deudas, estar muy endeudado
to be heavily defeated (in election, war) → sufrir una derrota aplastante
the book draws heavily on Marxismel libro se inspira en gran medida en las teorías marxistas
he was fined heavily by the Football Associationla Asociación de Fútbol le puso una multa muy severa
to be heavily influenced by sb/sthestar muy influido por algn/algo
he's heavily into jazz/footballle ha dado fuerte por el jazz/el fútbol
he's heavily into drugsestá muy metido en las drogas
he invested heavily in commoditiesinvirtió grandes cantidades de dinero or invirtió mucho en materias primas
to be heavily involved in or with sthestar muy metido en algo
to lose heavily (gambling) → perder grandes cantidades de dinero, perder muchísimo dinero; (in election, vote, match) → sufrir una derrota aplastante
she was heavily made upllevaba muchísimo maquillaje
a heavily populated areauna zona densamente poblada
she was heavily pregnantle quedaba poco para dar a luz, se encontraba en avanzado estado de gestación (frm)
heavily scentedcon un fuerte olor
heavily spicedcon muchas especias, muy condimentado
each word was heavily underlinedcada palabra estaba subrayada con trazo grueso
to be heavily weighted against sb/in sb's favourdesfavorecer/favorecer en gran medida a algn
2. (= well, strongly) [armed] → fuertemente; [guarded, fortified] → muy bien
3. (= deeply) [sleep] → profundamente
to breathe heavily (from exertion) → resoplar, jadear
he breathed heavily as he sleptrespiraba muy fuerte mientras dormía
his face was heavily linedsu cara estaba muy marcada de arrugas
Bernard sighed heavilyBernard exhaló un profundo suspiro
4. (= weightily) [tread] → con paso pesado; [move, walk] → pesadamente; [say] → con gran pesar
he sat down heavily in his chairse desplomó en la silla
he fell heavily and twisted his armtuvo una mala caída y se torció el brazo
heavily builtcorpulento, fornido
it weighs heavily on him (fig) → le pesa mucho

heavily

[ˈhɛvɪli] adv
[loaded] → lourdement
The car was heavily loaded → La voiture était lourdement chargée.
[drink, smoke] → beaucoup
He drinks heavily → Il boit beaucoup.
[sleep, sigh] → profondément
[fall] → lourdement
(= very much) [rain] → à verse; [criticize] → vivement
to rely heavily on sb/sth → compter fortement sur qn/qch
[guarded] → fortement
heavily armed → lourdement armé(e)
heavily sedated → sous l'effet de fortes doses de calmants
to be heavily sedated → être sous l'effet de fortes doses de calmants
to be heavily made up → être très maquillé(e)
heavily pregnant → en fin de grossesse
to be heavily built → être solidement bâti(e)

heavily

adv
(= a lot)stark; populated, woodeddicht; armed, fortifiedschwer; guardedstreng; heavily underlined (word, passage)dick unterstrichen; heavily accented (English, German etc)mit starkem Akzent; to borrow heavilyhohe Kredite aufnehmen; (fig)viele Anleihen machen (from bei); to gamble heavilyein leidenschaftlicher Spieler sein; to gamble heavily on somethingviel Geld auf etw (acc)wetten; (fig)sehr auf etw (acc)bauen; his face was heavily bruisedsein Gesicht war voller blauer Flecken; their feet are heavily bandagedihre Füße sind dick verbunden; heavily disguised (lit, fig)völlig unkenntlich gemacht; to lose heavily (in gambling, sport, election) → hoch verlieren; to be heavily reliant on somebody/somethingstark auf jdn/etw angewiesen sein; to depend or rely heavily on somebody/somethingstark von jdm/etw abhängen; to draw heavily on somethingsich zum großen Teil auf etw (acc)stützen; to be heavily involved in or with somethingsehr viel mit etw zu tun haben; to be heavily involved in a party/movementin einer Partei/Bewegung stark engagiert sein; to be heavily into something (inf)voll auf etw (acc)abfahren (inf); to be heavily in debtstark verschuldet sein; to be heavily weighted in somebody’s favour (Brit) or favor (US) /against somebodyjdn stark begünstigen/benachteiligen; to be heavily finedzu einer hohen Geldstrafe verurteilt werden; to be heavily outnumberedzahlenmäßig stark unterlegen sein; to be heavily defeatedeine schwere Niederlage erleiden; to be heavily bookedfast ganz ausgebucht sein; heavily pregnanthochschwanger
(= deeply) breatheschwer; sightief; pantstark
(lit) land, lean, fallschwer; (= clumsily) move, walkschwerfällig; heavily ladenschwer beladen; heavily builtkräftig gebaut; she sat down heavily on the bedsie setzte sich schwerfällig aufs Bett
(= slowly) sayschleppend
(= richly) carved, encrusted, embroidered, gildedreich

heavily

[ˈhɛvɪlɪ] adv (move) → con pesantezza; (tax) → fortemente; (rain, snow, gamble) → forte; (breathe) → con difficoltà; (sigh, sleep) → profondamente; (rely, drink, smoke, load) → molto
it weighs heavily on him → questo gli pesa molto

heavy

(ˈhevi) adjective
1. having great weight; difficult to lift or carry. a heavy parcel.
2. having a particular weight. I wonder how heavy our little baby is.
3. of very great amount, force etc. heavy rain; a heavy blow; The ship capsized in the heavy seas; heavy taxes.
4. doing something to a great extent. He's a heavy smoker/drinker.
5. dark and dull; looking or feeling stormy. a heavy sky/atmosphere.
6. difficult to read, do, understand etc. Books on philosophy are too heavy for me.
7. (of food) hard to digest. rather heavy pastry.
8. noisy and clumsy. heavy footsteps.
ˈheavily adverb
ˈheaviness noun
ˌheavy-ˈduty adjective
made to stand up to very hard wear or use. heavy-duty tyres.
heavy industry
industries such as coalmining, ship-building etc which involve the use of large or heavy machines or which produce large or heavy products.
ˈheavyweight adjective, noun
(a person) in the heaviest of the various classes into which competitors in certain sports (eg boxing, wrestling) are divided according to their weight. a heavyweight boxer.
heavy going
difficult to make any progress with. I found this book very heavy going.
a heavy heart
a feeling of sadness. He obeyed with a heavy heart.
make heavy weather of
to find surprising difficulty in doing. He said he'd finish the job in half an hour, but he's making rather heavy weather of it.

heavily

كَثِير hustě tungt schwer βαριά pesadamente raskaasti lourdement obilno pesantemente 重く 무겁게 zwaar tungt ciężko severamente сильно tungt อย่างหนัก ağır bir şekilde nặng nề 沉重地
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As the height of luxury, Meg put out some of her sewing, and then found time hang so heavily that she fell to snipping and spoiling her clothes in her attempts to furbish them up a`la Moffat.
Some of them laughed and hoped that Jesse would lose heavily by the venture, but the old man went silently on with the work and said nothing.
advised Tom, and, turning over, he was soon breathing heavily and regularly, indicating that he, at least, had taken his own advice.
She was fat, and walked heavily and clumsily across the floor.
From beneath the flap of an enormous pocket of a soiled vest of embossed silk, heavily ornamented with tarnished silver lace, projected an instrument, which, from being seen in such martial company, might have been easily mistaken for some mischievous and unknown implement of war.
Well advanced as Hepzibah was, she could not remember when Uncle Venner, as the neighborhood called him, had not gone up and down the street, stooping a little and drawing his feet heavily over the gravel or pavement.
It was only with the assistance of a servant, and by leaning his hand heavily on the iron balustrade, that he could slowly and painfully ascend the Custom-House steps, and, with a toilsome progress across the floor, attain his customary chair beside the fireplace.
These children were, by the strangest of chances for a man in his position--a lone man without the right sort of experience or a grain of patience--very heavily on his hands.
There was nothing so very particular, perhaps, about the appearance of the elderly man I saw; he was brown and brawny, like most old seamen, and heavily rolled up in blue pilot-cloth, cut in the Quaker style; only there was a fine and almost microscopic net-work of the minutest wrinkles interlacing round his eyes, which must have arisen from his continual sailings in many hard gales, and always looking to windward; --for this causes the muscles about the eyes to become pursed together.
Preserving an interval of some few yards between itself and the ship, the Jeroboam's boat by the occasional use of its oars contrived to keep parallel to the Pequod, as she heavily forged through the sea (for by this time it blew very fresh), with her main-topsail aback; though, indeed, at times by the sudden onset of a large rolling wave, the boat would be pushed some way ahead; but would be soon skilfully brought to her proper bearings again.
I heard him fall heavily on the turf, and without looking behind me, I galloped off to the other end of the field; there I turned round and saw my persecutor slowly rising from the ground and going into the stable.
The occasion rested heavily upon Marija's broad shoulders--it was her task to see that all things went in due form, and after the best home traditions; and, flying wildly hither and thither, bowling every one out of the way, and scolding and exhorting all day with her tremendous voice, Marija was too eager to see that others conformed to the proprieties to consider them herself.