heave heave  /ˈhiv/


  1. (n) an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
  2. (n) (geology) a horizontal dislocation
  3. (n) the act of lifting something with great effort
  4. (n) an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
  5. (n) the act of raising something
  6. (n) throwing something heavy (with great effort)
  7. (v) utter a sound, as with obvious effort
  8. (v) throw with great effort
  9. (v) rise and move, as in waves or billows
  10. (v) lift or elevate
  11. (v) move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
  12. (v) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
  13. (v) bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
  14. (v) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit


Derived Word(s)


  1. As investigators prepared to heave the 81-ton jet out of the river on Friday, the Danville, Calif.
  2. The Wiki community usually intervenes, however egregious edits get reported on WikiScanner and Wiki trolls are given the heave ho or at least a Wiki humiliation.
  3. A mile-long section of the freeway's upper deck began to heave, then collapsed onto the lower roadway, flattening cars as if they were beer cans.


  1. Clearwire board backs Dish’s bid; tells Sprint to shove off

    Clearwire resisted Dish's advances for five months, but it has finally given in. Clearwire's board recommended today that shareholders give Sprint the old heave-ho and back Dish's offer to assume a major stake in the WiMAX operator.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: GigaOM

  2. FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE SPRING SEASON: Henderson caps off prep career in style

    With her final heave of the discus at the IHSA Class 3A girls’ state track and field meet on May 18, Edwardsville senior Emmonnie Henderson put the finishing touches on one of the most dominant prep c
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Edwardsville Intelligencer

  3. Paul Robeson All-Star Football Classic: Late score gives West 13-12 victory

    Mount Olive's Justin Maksimow catches TD heave to win it for West
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger


  1. "I was trying to draw the foul, but they don't give it to you in that situation," Harris said after capping a superb 39-point night. "I figured I just had to heave it down there and give it a chance. It was an impossible angle with a guy...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Devin Harris Source: USA Today

  2. "The rule of law and your own freedom are not secure unless you address problems in those countries," Kennedy said. "What can you do about it? Heave the kind of mandatory sigh of despair and then go on because no concrete solutions are being...
    on Aug 13, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Forbes

  3. "We need one great heave to deliver the relief supplies, find the missing, rescue the isolated, feed the hungry and shelter the homeless," Mrs Arroyo said on national television.
    on Dec 2, 2004 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: BBC News

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