Definition of heavy adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhevi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhevi//
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Word OriginOld English hefig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hevig, also to heave.Idioms
    hang/lie heavy
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  1. 1hang/lie heavy (on/in something) (of a feeling or something in the air) to be very noticeable in a particular place in a way that is unpleasant Smoke lay heavy on the far side of the water. Despair hangs heavy in the stifling air.
  2. 2hang/lie heavy on somebody/something to cause somebody/something to feel uncomfortable or anxious The crime lay heavy on her conscience.
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