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Definition of 'heavily'


  1. to a considerable degree; "he relied heavily on others' data"
       Synonyms: to a great extent
  2. in a heavy-footed manner; "he walked heavily up the three flights to his room"
  3. with great force; "she hit her arm heavily against the wall"
  4. in a manner designed for heavy duty; "a heavily constructed car"; "heavily armed"
  5. slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"
       Synonyms: heavy
  6. indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
       Synonyms: intemperately hard
       Antonyms: lightly

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