heavy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɛvi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhɛvi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hevē)


Inflections of 'heavy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
heavier
adj comparative
heaviest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'heavy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": heavies
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

heavy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a heavy [man, woman, person, boy]
  2. a heavy [gambler, drinker, smoker, eater]
  3. heavy [snow, rain, rainfall, fog, seas, atmosphere]
  4. a heavy [load, box, suitcase, weight]
  5. [eat, after] a heavy meal
  6. heavy [drinking, smoking]
  7. of heavy build
  8. (at) a heavy [cost, price, loss]
  9. heavy [sobbing, snoring, breathing]
  10. heavy [activity, fighting, casualties, shelling]
  11. a heavy [tank, armored, infantry, vehicle]
  12. operate heavy machinery
  13. is carrying a heavy burden
  14. the [work, responsibility, child] was a heavy burden
  15. [is, has] a heavy cross to bear
  16. deals with heavy [themes, issues]
  17. a heavy [setback, blow] to their [mission, plans, hopes]
  18. heavy [dose, use, consumption, intake] of
  19. [lead, mercury, iron] is a heavy metal
  20. heavy metal [groups, bands, festivals, music]
  21. heavy activity at the [mall, market, store]
  22. UK: is making heavy weather of [it, this]
  23. is (rather) heavy going
  24. heavy reading
  25. is a heavy [book, theme, concept]
  26. [spoke, played, carried on] with a heavy heart
  27. was too heavy to [carry, lift]
  28. was too heavy for him
n
  1. the [nightclub, mobster's, president's] heavies
  2. (threatened to) set his heavies on them
  3. the heavies [on the door, at the entrance]
  4. the heavies [pushed him back, tackled him]
  5. the heavies stood in her way
  6. is protected by heavies
  7. was pushed back by the heavies
  8. [denied, refused] entry by the heavies
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