Definitions for heave

Definitions for (noun) heave

Main entry: heave, heaving

Definition: throwing something heavy (with great effort)

Usage: he gave it a mighty heave; he was not good at heaving passes

Main entry: raise, lift, heave

Definition: the act of raising something

Usage: he responded with a lift of his eyebrow; fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Main entry: heave, retch

Definition: an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting

Usage: a bad case of the heaves

Main entry: heave, heaving

Definition: the act of lifting something with great effort

Main entry: heave

Definition: (geology) a horizontal dislocation

Main entry: heave, heaving

Definition: an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)

Usage: the heaving of waves on a rough sea

Definitions for (verb) heave

Main entry: heave, puff, gasp, pant

Definition: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

Usage: The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily

Main entry: gag, retch, heave

Definition: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

Main entry: buckle, warp, heave

Definition: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

Usage: The highway buckled during the heat wave

Main entry: heave

Definition: utter a sound, as with obvious effort

Usage: She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do

Main entry: heave, heave up, heft, heft up

Definition: lift or elevate

Main entry: heave

Definition: throw with great effort

Main entry: billow, surge, heave

Definition: rise and move, as in waves or billows

Usage: The army surged forward

Main entry: heave

Definition: move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position

Usage: The vessel hove into sight

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