heaving heaving  /ˈhi vɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
  2. (n) breathing heavily (as after exertion)
  3. (n) the act of lifting something with great effort
  4. (n) throwing something heavy (with great effort)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Wherever south Korea's hottest boy band goes, its members are assailed by heaving, hormonal throngs of teenage girls, all of them aching to rip out a lock of pop idol hair.
  2. Long an inspiration for Chinese painters, the Yangtze's limestone cliffs and verdant groves recall a time when the Middle Kingdom wasn't heaving with 1.
  3. Locals greet each other with the casual familiarity of a provincial town rather than a heaving metropolis.

News

  1. Stream Hausu's 'Total,' a Snarling Squall of an Album

    Earlier this month, Hausu presented  "Chrysanthemum,"  a heaving shredder that SPIN described as "a sweetly sour mix of Dischord-ant post-punk drive and vintage alt-rock gnarl (via 
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. Zeeland East's Brittany Casey headlines All-Area Girls Track & Field Team

    After finishing second in the state in 2012, Zeeland East's Brittany Casey focused on winning the shot put state title. There were times when doubts crept into her mind and there were other elite throwers heaving their best at the Division 2 state meet. But the junior launched the best throw of her career to clinch the state championship. “I knew I had to have a big last throw,” Casey said. “My ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Holland Sentinel

  3. Cheapism: Best budget riding mowers

    Nothing like spending a hot summer day heaving a lawn mower around the yard to make you warm to the idea of a riding mower. Although it requires quite a leap in price, it certainly beats a walk-behind mower for grass that covers more than half an acre.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "He can make pitches, he's not out there just heaving it," Duncan said. "There's been times when he's going out there and had overpowering type games and there's been times when he's gone out there and you wonder, 'What's he doing?"
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Dave Duncan Source: SI.com

  2. Sienna said: "My house is heaving with clothes. It gets too much sometimes."
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: Sienna Miller Source: Javno.hr

  3. "I take this challenge very seriously, but after three laps at Bislett Bad on Saturday I realized, as I was heaving like a whale, that I should probably have started the training a little bit earlier," Tetzchner stated on his Web site. "I am...
    on Apr 25, 2005 By: Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner Source: InternetNews.com

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