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heft

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1 the amount that something weighs
  • some synthetic fabrics are nice and warm, but I prefer wool because it has more heft

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2 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly
  • as a former senator, he still had some heft in political circles

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3 archaic the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts
  • the heft of the wainwright's business had been the building of hay wagons

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heft

verb

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1 to lift with effort
  • hefted his growing son onto his shoulders

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2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position
  • heft your baggy gym shorts a little higher—you're showing us more than we care to see

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“Heft.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heft. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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