heft - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] American 

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/heft /
present tense
present participlehefting
past tensehefted
past participlehefted
  1. 1
    to lift something heavy

    He hefted my very heavy suitcase onto his back like a sack of potatoes.

  2. 2
    to lift and hold something, especially a weapon

    It feels as if you are holding history in your hands when hefting these shotguns.