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Definitions of heave

  1.   An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
  2.   utter a sound, as with obvious effort; " She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
  3.   An effort upward; a rising swell or distention; a throw; an effort to vomit. To heave down, to throw or lay down on one side; to careen. To heare out, to throw out. To heave to, to bring the ship's head to the wind, and stop her motion. To heave in sight, to appear.
  4.   To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
  5.   To be lifted up; swell; rise and fall alternately; struggle or toil; pant; vomit.
  6.   an upward movement ( especially a rhythmical rising and falling); " the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
  7.   To be raised: to rise and fall: to try to vomit:- pr. p. heaving; pa. t. and pa. p. heaved' or ( naut.) hove.
  8.   lift or elevate
  9.   nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; " The vessel hove into sight"
  10.   breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; " The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
  11.   To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.
  12.   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.
  13.   To lift; throw; utter, as a sign.
  14.   An effort or exertion upwards; lift; the act of throwing; swell.
  15.   the act of lifting something with great effort
  16.   To lift up; to raise; to cause to swell; to force from the breast; to throw; to hoist.
  17.   throwing something heavy ( with great effort); " he gave it a mighty heave"; " he was not good at heaving passes"
  18.   To lift up: to throw: to cause to swell: to force from the breast.
  19.   To raise with effort; throw with difficulty.
  20.   To be raised; rise and fall; pull.
  21.   bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; " The highway buckled during the heatwave"
  22.   the act of raising something; " he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; " fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
  23.   A heaving; throw; swell, as of waves.
  24.   To hoist or lift up; force from the breast, as a sigh; cause to swell; throw.
  25.   An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
  26.   make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
  27.   To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; - mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.
  28.   To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
  29.   throw with great effort
  30.   Heaved or hove.
  31.   To swell, distend, or dilate; to pant; to make an effort to vomit.
  32.   ( geology) a horizontal dislocation
  33.   A rising or swell; exertion or effort upwards; in mining, the displacement of a vein or bed when thrown upwards by the intersection of another vein or fault.
  34.   To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.
  35.   To throw; to cast; - obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.
  36.   an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; " a bad case of the heaves"
  37.   A lifting; swelling.
  38.   To rise or swell up; pant; strain; labor.
  39.   To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle.
  40.   To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.
  41.   A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
  42.   rise and move, as in waves or billows; " The army surged forward"
  43.   An effort upward: a throw: a swelling: an effort to vomit:- pl. a disease of horses characterized by difficult and laborious breathing.
  44.   To raise or force from the breast, as a sigh; to throw or cast with strong effort; to cause to swell; to pant; to rise with pain; to swell and fall; to have an inclination to vomit.

Quotes of heave

  1. I have never done a thriller, and it will just be really fun for me to heave and pant and run and climb and break windows and scream every once in a while. – Kate Hudson

Usage examples for heave

  1. “ " She's going to heave to," he cried. ” – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  2. “ I saw the little heave of her bosom, whether in laughter or emotion I could not tell. ” – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  3. We went to work for ten hours on end, laying out anchors in readiness to heave off at high water. ” – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
  4. Heave away, my boys! ” – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  5. Heave to, or we'll cut you all to pieces! ” – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
  6. If you don't want the egg heave it over. ” – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  7. He could heave it back all right if only he could get a hand on it. ” –  by
  8. He took a step and a heave and both were on the window- sill. ” – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  9. Heave ahead, son; you interest me. ” – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  10. On either side the waters heave and swell, But all is calm within the little Isle; Content it is to give its holy smile, And bless with peace the lives that in it dwell. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. “ " Now, lads, heave with a will," cried Higson, and the door gave way. ” – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. “ " 'Tis a clear invitation to heave to," said Sir Oliver. ” – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  13. Heave to- o- o- o, till I send a boat aboard. ” – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  14. You go ahead and heave him up. ” – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  15. Heave a board on my shoulder, Fluke. ” – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  16. “ I can see Elihu guiding the corner post of the first bent and when the men were ready calling out: " All together now," " set her up," " heave 'o heave heave 'o heave till the bent was in position. ” – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  17. “ " You have managed the whole thing beautifully," she said, with a grateful heave of her ample bosom. ” – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  18. Then, snatching up the carpenter's bench with one hand and gathering his great body for the effort, he gave a heave of his shoulders and tossed the bench far out on the water. ” – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  19. Heave ahead, Tom, and I'll help whenever I can. ” – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn

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