Dictionary Results for heave


1. heave - noun

· an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"

Synonym(s): heaving

Hypernym(s): rise, rising, ascent, ascension




2. heave - noun

· (geology) a horizontal dislocation

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




3. heave - noun

· the act of lifting something with great effort

Synonym(s): heaving

Hypernym(s): rise, ascent, ascension, ascending




4. heave - noun

· an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"

Synonym(s): retch

Hypernym(s): spasm




5. heave - noun

· the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

Synonym(s): lift, raise

Hypernym(s): propulsion, actuation




6. heave - noun

· throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"

Synonym(s): heaving

Hypernym(s): throw




7. heave - verb

· utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"

Hypernym(s): utter, emit, let_out, let_loose




8. heave - verb

· throw with great effort

Hypernym(s): throw




9. heave - verb

· rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"

Synonym(s): billow, surge

Hypernym(s): inflate, blow_up




10. heave - verb

· lift or elevate

Synonym(s): heave_up, heft, heft_up

Hypernym(s): lift




11. heave - verb

· move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"

Hypernym(s): move




12. heave - verb

· breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

Synonym(s): pant, puff, gasp

Hypernym(s): blow




13. heave - verb

· bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave"

Synonym(s): buckle, warp

Hypernym(s): change_surface




14. heave - verb

· make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

Synonym(s): gag, retch





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