hef|ty [ˈhefti] adj [usually before noun]
1.) big and heavy
a tall, hefty man
a hefty tome (=large thick book)
hefty camera equipment
2.) a hefty amount of something, especially money, is very large
a hefty fine
3.) BrE a hefty blow, kick etc is done using a lot of force
He aimed a hefty kick at the door.
a hefty shove

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