Definition of heft verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    heft

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//heft//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//heft//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they heft
    BrE BrE//heft//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//heft//
     
    he / she / it hefts
    BrE BrE//hefts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hefts//
     
    past simple hefted
    BrE BrE//ˈheftɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈheftɪd//
     
    past participle hefted
    BrE BrE//ˈheftɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈheftɪd//
     
    -ing form hefting
    BrE BrE//ˈheftɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈheftɪŋ//
     
     
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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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