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American English: /ˈhɛvəli/
British English: /ˈhɛvɪli/

Translation of heavily in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1
    con fuerza
    a heavily laden truck
    un camión con una carga muy pesada
    he was heavily built
    era corpulento or de aspecto fornido
    a heavily fortified/defended town
    una ciudad muy bien fortificada/con muy buenas defensas
    1.2 (loudly) See examples: to breathe heavily
    (with exertion)
    (with passion)
    (thickly) (underlined)
    con trazo grueso
    the paint has been very heavily applied
    se ha aplicado una capa muy gruesa de pintura
    she was heavily made-up
    iba muy maquillada
    Example sentences
    • He fell very heavily on his, erm, backside.
    • The door closed heavily behind Lawrence.
    • Dr. Lawrence was strolling at a leisurely pace, leaning rather heavily on his walking stick.
  • 2 2.1
    (copiously) (rain/snow)
    (immoderately) (drink/smoke)
    en exceso
    (by a large margin) (outweigh)
    we were heavily outnumbered
    eran muchísimos más que nosotros
    Rangers lost heavily to the Canadian team
    Rangers sufrió una derrota aplastante frente al equipo canadiense
    to be heavily in debt
    estar muy endeudado
    tener muchas deudas
    Example sentences
    • Like many involved with the Spiritual Rights Foundation, they left heavily in debt.
    • Many factory outlets sell winter accessories at heavily discounted prices.
    • A few minutes later we stood on the beach under a heavily clouded sky, looking out over a millpond sea.
    Example sentences
    • The bacterial outbreak was attributed to the use of heavily diluted disinfectant.
    • The company invested heavily in advertising to modernise its staid image.
    • The word beefy is used to indicate a powerful, perhaps heavily alcoholic wine, with a very chewy or mouth-filling impact.
  • 3 3.1 (to a marked extent) See examples: a style heavily influenced by romanticism
    un estilo con marcada or profunda influencia romántica
    they're heavily dependent o they depend heavily on these imports
    dependen en alto grado de estas importaciones
    his English is heavily accented
    habla inglés con un acento muy fuerte or con mucho acento
    the management is heavily criticized in the report
    el informe critica duramente a la dirección
    he's heavily into Zen [slang]
    le ha dado fuerte por el Zen [colloquial]
    heavily pregnant
    en las últimas semanas del embarazo
    en estado muy avanzado de gravidez [formal]
    3.2 (severely) See examples: cigarettes should be more heavily taxed
    los cigarrillos deberían llevar impuestos más altos
    all correspondence is heavily censored
    toda la correspondencia está muy censurada
    the text has been heavily cut
    el texto ha sido acortado drásticamente
    3.3 (in large numbers or amounts) See examples: the institution is heavily subsidized
    la institución recibe cuantiosas or importantes subvenciones
    she lost heavily at the gambling tables
    perdió mucho en las mesas de juego
    we were forced to borrow heavily to meet our commitments
    nos vimos obligados a contraer considerables deudas para hacer frente a nuestras obligaciones

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