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heav·y-dut·y

(hĕv′ē-do͞o′tē, -dyo͞o′-)
adj.
Made to withstand hard use or wear.

heavy-duty

n (modifier)
1. made to withstand hard wear, bad weather, etc: heavy-duty uniforms.
2. (Economics) subject to high import or export taxes

heav′y-du′ty



adj.
1. made to withstand great strain or use: heavy-duty machinery.
2. very serious: heavy-duty competition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heavy-duty - designed for heavy work; "a heavy-duty detergent"; "heavy-duty gloves"
light-duty - not designed for heavy work; "a light-duty detergent"

heavy-duty

adjective durable, industrial-strength a heavy duty polythene bag
Translations

heavy-duty

[ˌhevɪˈdjuːtɪ] ADJfuerte, resistente

heavy-duty

[ˌhɛvɪˈdjuːtɪ] adjmolto resistente

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.