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She was struggling with a heavy suitcase.
Careful – that box is pretty heavy.
You should soon be able to train with the heavier weights.
a big heavy door
He was a big man, too heavy for the nurses to lift.
a heavy black overcoat
heavy silk curtains
Do not operate any heavy machinery while taking these medicines.
Traffic is particularly heavy on the M5 tonight.
He had a very heavy workload.
The school places a heavy emphasis on children’s musical development.
Weather conditions were appalling, with heavy rain and strong winds.
Her book shows a heavy reliance on the work of Dr Winston.
The conflict caused heavy casualties on both sides.
The company’s heavy losses will lead to many redundancies.
Her voice was heavy with sarcasm.
The air was heavy with all the scents of summer.
The trees were heavy with blossom.
She’s paid a heavy price for her stupidity.
He’s got a heavy cold and is feeling terrible.
Her sadness was a heavy burden for him to bear.
Industrial areas came under heavy bombardment.
reports of heavy air strikes on the capital
Heavy fighting erupted yesterday.
They did most of the heavy work in the morning.
The steering on this car is much heavier than on the other one.
I found his new book a bit heavy.
Her speech was heavy stuff, with references to philosophy and psychology.
She felt their relationship was getting too heavy.
I don’t want any heavy stuff (=anything serious or complicated).
He was a tall dark man, with heavy features.
His legs felt heavy as concrete.
It was heavy going keeping him interested.
This is the British English definition of heavy. View American English definition of heavy.