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Verb
To elevate or lift to a higher place or position
“So I sigh, heave myself up, make my excuses, and go outside again to gaze at the views.”
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To pull or yank on something in order to move it
“Together, they heave the heavy table into the corner of the room.”
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To throw or launch something in a given direction
“Every day, in every way, there's enough news to make one heave a brick at the television set.”
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To rise and fall rhythmically or spasmodically, sometimes violently
“The waves begin to heave around, lashed to madness by the raging winds.”
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To breathe hard or with difficulty
“I could not help but visibly heave after the arduous trek up the hill.”
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To gasp or utter with effort
“For those who heave a sigh of relief, a second shock is only a couple of hours away.”
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To vomit or retch
“He spent the next few minutes bent in half, but even after his stomach was completely empty, he continued to retch and heave but bring nothing up.”
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To move or jolt around unsteadily or abruptly
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To exert force or pressure on
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To take, pull or remove by force
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To move, or cause to move, in a wavelike motion
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To expand and contract rhythmically
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To move in a violent and convulsive way
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To throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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To rise and fall rhythmically or spasmodically, sometimes violently
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To surge or roll in billows
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To be moved by the wind or an air current
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To make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements
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To discharge from a job or position
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To kick (something) hard in a specified direction
Noun
Plural for a throw, especially with force
“They each seized on him, and by a sudden heave, they lifted him bodily up and flung him right over the side.”
Noun
Plural for a sudden or unsteady motion or movement
“The creature seemed stuck, but with a heave forwards like a battering ram, it burst through, roaring with indignation.”
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Plural for a sudden violent twist or pull
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Plural for a push from below
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Plural for a sudden flow or flood
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Plural for an act of dragging something
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Plural for lifting up or raising
Noun
Plural for a convulsive catching of breath
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Plural for a strong push
Noun
Plural for the breaking of waves on a shore
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