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heave

heave

heave - Dictionary definition and meaning for word heave

Definition
(noun) an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
Synonyms : heaving
Example Sentence
  • the heaving of waves on a rough sea

Definition
(noun) (geology) a horizontal dislocation
Definition
(noun) the act of lifting something with great effort
Synonyms : heaving

Definition
(noun) an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
Synonyms : retch
Example Sentence
  • a bad case of the heaves

Definition
(noun) the act of raising something
Synonyms : lift , raise
Example Sentence
  • he responded with a lift of his eyebrow
  • fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Definition
(noun) throwing something heavy (with great effort)
Synonyms : heaving
Example Sentence
  • he gave it a mighty heave
  • he was not good at heaving passes

Definition
(verb) utter a sound, as with obvious effort
Example Sentence
  • She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do

Definition
(verb) throw with great effort
Definition
(verb) rise and move, as in waves or billows
Synonyms : billow , surge
Example Sentence
  • The army surged forward

Definition
(verb) lift or elevate
Synonyms : heave up , heft , heft up

Definition
(verb) move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
Example Sentence
  • The vessel hove into sight

Definition
(verb) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
Synonyms : gasp , pant , puff
Example Sentence
  • The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily

Definition
(verb) bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
Synonyms : buckle , warp
Example Sentence
  • The highway buckled during the heat wave

Definition
(verb) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
Synonyms : gag , retch

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