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    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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