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Definitions of heave:
  • noun:   throwing something heavy (with great effort)
    Example: "He gave it a mighty heave"
  • noun:   an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
    Example: "A bad case of the heaves"
  • noun:   the act of lifting something with great effort
  • noun:   (geology) a horizontal dislocation
  • noun:   an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
  • noun:   the act of raising something
  • verb:   nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
  • verb:   bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
  • verb:   utter a sound, as with obvious effort
    Example: "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
  • verb:   lift or elevate
  • verb:   throw with great effort
  • verb:   make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
  • verb:   rise and move, as in waves or billows
  • verb:   breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

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See heave used in context: 2 poetry verses, 8 Shakespeare works, 1 Mother Goose rhyme, 2 Bible passages, 2 definitions

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