What is the opposite of heave?

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Opposite of to elevate or lift to a higher place or position
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Opposite of to vomit or retch
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Opposite of to move or jolt around unsteadily or abruptly
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction with force
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To exert force or pressure on
“We had to push the heavy door with all of our might to open it.”
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Opposite of to pant or breathe, especially with difficulty
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Opposite of to cause to move with a jerk
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(catch) Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
“He can catch the ball in traffic as well as anyone in the league, and he's lethal after the catch.”
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(catch) Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
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Opposite of to carry and take from one place to another
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Opposite of to send through the air, especially with force
“Many fielders prefer to catch a ball while they are running and so regulate their speed as to be still on the move when they meet the ball.”
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(usually sports) Opposite of to hit, kick or throw something (usually a ball) extremely high
“The goalkeeper would deflect the ball away from the goal skillfully.”
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Opposite of to physically move from a lower to a higher place or position
“After executing the movement, lower the bar back slowly to its original position.”
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Opposite of to exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself
“Three of his brothers would have to get out and push the immobilized car forward.”
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Opposite of to pull forcefully, especially with a jerk
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Opposite of to throw or cause to move forward or outward
“It would be foolish to cast the stones prematurely, so instead, they choose to hold it.”
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Opposite of to move or roll in waves or billows
“A rush of panic sets in as the water starts to freeze around them.”
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to push roughly
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Opposite of to be moved by the wind or an air current
“The two birds would struggle against the wind to find shelter from the impending storm.”
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Opposite of a sudden violent twist or pull
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Opposite of a push from below
“Give the stick a little pull to jostle the ball free from the branches.”
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Opposite of an act of throwing something
“Worsley moved across, made a brilliant catch, and sent the ball high into the air with a one-handed jerk behind his back.”
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Opposite of an act or instance of throwing something
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Opposite of a sudden flow or flood
“With this system, a trickle of water is discharged continuously near each plant.”
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