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heave

noun (n)

  • an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling) (noun.event)
    Synonym: heaving
    source: wordnet30
  • (geology) a horizontal dislocation (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of lifting something with great effort (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting (noun.act)
    Synonym: retch
    Example:
    A bad case of the heaves.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of raising something (noun.act)
    Synonym: lift, raise
    source: wordnet30
  • throwing something heavy (with great effort) (noun.act)
    Example:
    He gave it a mighty heave.
    source: wordnet30
  • An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • utter a sound, as with obvious effort (verb.communication)
    Example:
    She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do.
    source: wordnet30
  • throw with great effort (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • rise and move, as in waves or billows (verb.motion)
    Synonym: billow, surge
    source: wordnet30
  • lift or elevate (verb.contact)
    Synonym: heave up, heft, heft up
    source: wordnet30
  • move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted (verb.body)
    Synonym: gasp, pant, puff
    source: wordnet30
  • bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat (verb.change)
    Synonym: buckle, warp
    source: wordnet30
  • make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit (verb.body)
    Synonym: gag, retch
    source: wordnet30
  • To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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