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Heave

Definition

[n] throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"
[n] the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
[n] an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
[n] the act of lifting something with great effort
[n] (geology) a horizontal dislocation
[n] an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
[v] breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
[v] make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
[v] bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heatwave"
[v] utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
[v] lift or elevate
[v] throw with great effort
[v] rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"
[v] nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"

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