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heavy / pesado
 
heavy   [ˈhevɪ]
A. -adjective
heavier   comparative
heaviest   superlative
1. (=weighty)   pesado
·you mustn't lift heavy weights
·no debes levantar cargas pesadas
·to [be] heavy
·pesar mucho
·is it heavy?
·¿pesa mucho?
·how heavy are you?
·¿cuánto pesas?
a. he has his father'noun heavy [build] =   tiene la misma corpulencia de su padre
b. his [eyes] were heavy (with sleep) =   los párpados le pesaban de sueño
c. my arms [felt] so heavy =   me pesaban tanto los brazos
d. the mayor'noun heavy [mob]   *   los gorilas del alcalde
e. the trees were heavy [with] fruit =   los árboles estaban cargados de fruta
2. (=considerable)   [traffic]   denso   [rain, shower]   fuerte   [crop]   abundante   [loss]   considerable,   cuantioso   [fine]   fuerte   [defeat]   aplastante   [irony, symbolism]   enorme   [fighting, fire]   intenso
·there had been a heavy fall of snow
·había caído una fuerte nevada
a. the news came as a heavy [blow] =   la noticia fue un duro golpe
b. a heavy [concentration] of troops =   una gran concentraciónoun de tropas
c. heavy [demand] has depleted supplies =   una intensa or enorme demanda ha reducido las existencias
d. to be a heavy [drinker] =   beber mucho
e. the school places heavy [emphasis] on languages =   la escuela da mucha importancia a los idiomas
f. to be heavy [on] something: the car is heavy on petrol =   el coche consume mucha gasolina
·you've been a bit heavy on the butter
·se te ha ido un poco la mano con la mantequilla
g. he is under heavy [pressure] to resign =   le estánoun presionando enormemente para que dimita
h. the heavy [scent] of honeysuckle =   el intenso or fuerte olor a madreselva
i. to be a heavy [smoker] =   fumar mucho
3. (=thick, solid)   [cloth, coat, line]   grueso   [features]   tosco   [meal, food]   fuerte,   pesado   [soil]   arcilloso   [fog, mist]   espeso,   denso
·the going was heavy because of the rain
·el terreno estaba muy blando debido a la lluvia
·heavy [crude] (oil)
crudo (m) denso or pesado
4. (=oppressive, gloomy)   [atmosphere]   cargado   [sky]   encapotado   [burden, responsibility]   pesado
·I found this talk of marriage a [bit] heavy
·esa conversaciónoun sobre el matrimonio me resultaba algo pesada
a. with a heavy [heart] =   apesadumbrado,   acongojado
b. the air was heavy [with] scent =   el aire estaba cargado de perfume
5. (=deep)   [sigh, sleep, silence]   profundo
a. heavy [breather]   (on telephone)   maníaco (m) telefónico
b. heavy [breathing]   (from exertion)   jadeos masculine plural,   resoplidos masculine plural
·his heavy breathing kept me awake
·respiraba tan fuerte que no me dejaba dormir,   sus jadeos no me dejaban dormir
c. to be a heavy [sleeper] =   tener el sueño profundo
6. (=arduous)   [task, work]   pesado   [schedule]   apretado
·I've had a heavy day
·he tenido un día muy liado or ajetreado
7. (=boring, laboured)   [book, film, humour]   denso,   pesado
a. to be heavy [going]
[book, film]   ser muy denso
·the conversation was heavy going
·era difícil encontrar temas de conversaciónoun
b. his new album/book is pretty heavy [stuff] =   su nuevo álbum es bastante fuerte
8. (=bad)
a. to have a heavy [cold] =   estar muy resfriado or acatarrado
b. he had had a heavy [fall] =   había tenido una mala caída
c. to [get] heavy
·things got a bit heavy
(=nasty)   la cosa se puso fea
9. (=rough)   [sea]   grueso
B. -noun
1. *
(=thug)   matónoun (m) / matónoun masculine (f),   gorila (m) / gorila masculine (f)
2. *
(=eminent person)   peso (m) pesado
3. *
(=newspaper)   periódico (m) serio
4. (Scotland)   (beer)   cerveza (f) tostada
C. -adverb
a. time [hung] heavy (on our hands) =   las horas/los días etcetera se nos hacían interminables
·the shadow of war hung heavy [over] the city
·la sombra de la guerra pesaba sobre la ciudad
b. his son'noun troubles [weighed] heavy on his mind =   los problemas de su hijo le preocupaban mucho
D. -compound
·heavy artillery   -noun   artillería (f) pesada
·heavy cream   -noun
(United States)   nata (f) para montar Spain,   nata (f) enriquecida
·heavy goods   -noun plural   articleículos masculine plural pesados
·heavy goods vehicle   -noun   vehículo (m) pesado
·heavy guns   -noun plural   heavy artillery
·heavy industry   -noun   industria (f) pesada
·heavy metal   -noun   (chemistry, industry)   metal (m) pesado   (music)   heavy (m) (metal)
·heavy type   -noun   negrita (f)
·heavy water   -noun   (physics)   agua (f) pesada
 
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