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Definition of heft verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    heft

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//hɛft//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they heft
     
    he / she / it hefts
     
    past simple hefted
     
    -ing form hefting
     
     
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  1. 1heft something (+ adv./prep.) to lift or carry something heavy from one position to another The two men hefted the box into the car.
  2. 2heft something to lift or hold something in order to estimate its weight Anna took the old sword and hefted it in her hands.
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