Translation of heft in Spanish:

heft

levantar, v.

Pronunciation /hɛft//hɛft/

transitive verb

US
informal

  • 1

    (heave up)
    (con esfuerzo) levantar
    • I walked back into my room and hefted a dark, heavy object.
    • Sometimes she emphasizes the physical effort involved in hefting the larger sculptures.
    • Before I could dodge him he reached out and grabbed me, pulling me off my feet and hefting me up over his shoulder.
    • Then, without warning, he hefted her out of the chair.
    • She hefted back a metal box with the words First Aid on the cover.
    • So being the gentleman he was, he pulled himself on stage, grabbed her, hefted her up on his shoulder and walked broadly down the steps.
    • Reluctantly, she hefted herself up and picked up the phone.
    • It had a layer of hardened leather stretched over back of it and in the center the shield was hollowed out allowing for a shoulder to fit in snugly when it was needed for ramming purposes or became too heavy to heft aloft with one arm.
    • Theo came back out with a twelve-foot square tent in an incredibly heavy box and hefted it between them into the car.
    • He'd simply grabbed her by the waist and had hefted her over his shoulder, and she let him do so in utter bewilderment.
    • He placed a foot on the first rung of the ladder on the side of the freighter and began to climb, hefting himself up onto the roof.
    • I reached out for the chair beside me, planting my palm firmly on the arm and hefting myself up.
    • My favorite among them was an outtake from the bowling alley scene, where the nearsighted Julius goes down a row of balls attempting to select one before grabbing a small boy by the head and hefting him suddenly into midair.
    • I didn't have time to mourn, for a heavy hand gripped the clothes on my back and hefted me up off the ground.
    • Together they continued to heft him towards his dorm room with Taylor carrying his feet and Josh supporting his body at the shoulders.
    • Alex continues to heft Susan through the grounds and out into the park where he has left a picnic rug and basket.
    • Nick was already hefting the cooler himself, sucking in his gut and trying to pretend it was feather-light.
    • Two armored beings stood over me, and I was hefted into the air.
    • Isn't ‘let's end this foolishness once and for all’ the sort of thing you're meant to say while hefting a rather large sword?
    • He picked her up and hefted her onto his shoulder.
  • 2

    (gauge weight of)
    sopesar
    calcular el peso de
    • When I hefted it, the gun felt solid in my hand and took definite pressure on the trigger before the hammer clicked.
    • He picked his sword back up and hefted its weight before moving predatorily in the direction of the prone man.
    • When I was a young shooter reading the gun magazines, one common piece of advice was, ‘pick up and heft different guns, and buy the one that feels best.’
    • The boy had picked up the stranger's dropped guns and he hefted them curiously before he handed them back.
    • He stopped, unbuckled it, and hefted it in his hands.
    • I hefted it by the barrel, finding the weight somewhat reassuring: at least it'd make a satisfactory club.
    • After a moment's looking over the problem he picked up a stone, hefted it, and then wacked everything back into place with a practised hand.
    • David picked it up, felt the weight of it, hefted it, tossed it up and down.
    • She looked on in wide eyed astonishment as he hefted a fairly large, gray, leather-bound book, in his hands.
    • He took it and hefted it in his hand, feeling the weight and inspecting the clear visor.
    • Dan hefted the pistol in his hand, watching the oncoming cavalrymen.
    • He hefted the club, testing its weight and balance.
    • He hefted the bag to estimate the size of the catch.
    • Then I started on the first of what are supposed to be a small number of frivolous presents, hefted it in my hand and found it to be rather heavier than is normal for frivolous.
    • He is gently hefting a throwing axe sent to him by a Finnish fan and he urges me to try it out on one of his trees.
    • He grips the off-balance blade, and hefting its weight, he demonstrates some practical moves.
    • If you heft the egg afterward it's as light as feather, and not very filling when you're hungry; but a basketful of them would make quite a show and would bamboozle the unwary.
    • I tore the box open and hefted one of the black weapons.

noun

US
informal

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    peso masculine
    • I think he brings some weight and heft to the ticket.
    • It makes sense, I guess, that none of it is given great heft as the story flits from character to character.
    • It is about corporate heft and legal feistiness, along with the delaying tactics, the question of appeals and always the threat of taking the case to the civil courts.
    • He is vetting potential nominees not only for their conservative philosophy but also for their intellectual heft.
    • Emotional truth, not the factual kind, is what these books seek to find, and here it is the authors' lack of detachment that adds heft to their stories.
    • But it lacks the heft of the other works in the show and feels camp in this company.
    • If only they didn't feel as if their heft and institutional weight conferred credibility or ingenuity, because it doesn't.
    • But the picture has heft and power, fuelled by Russell's despair and self-loathing at the legacy of hate bequeathed to him by his father and grandfather: both cops.
    • The sense of desperation came through in the language, while any heft there was in Monday's budget was achieved by detailing every new daycare space being funded and virtually every new mile of road being paved.
    • The film is very careful to give an accurate accounting of the man and all his intellectual heft.
    • Ray may have intimacy issues but he's not a heartless playboy and Martin's intelligence adds heft to a role that's dangerously thin.
    • True, America contains only about 4.5 percent of the world's total population, but sheer numbers of human beings are rarely a good indicator of comparative heft.
    • Too often the film comes across more like a tribute to old-fashioned swashbuckling epics than a solid story in its own right, and the result is diverting enough but lacks dramatic heft.
    • This trend lent intellectual heft to an earlier movement, the vocational education movement of the 20th century's first decades.
    • Brazil and Mexico have enough demographic and economic heft to exert real influence in international affairs.
    • He combines a passion for communities, working people and social justice with intellectual heft.
    • What he needs more than his rivals is a compelling issue (maybe a critique of the administration's civil-liberties record) to give his candidacy heft.
    • So the reactionary viewpoint has a lot of intellectual heft these days, but it doesn't have much political heft.
    • Consequently, the recording lacks heft, as only a few tracks register with any deep impact.
    • The disapproving villagers are more of a presence than a force in the movie, and the dramatic heft resides in the relationships within the family.