heave : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
  • n  (geology) a horizontal dislocation
  • n  the act of lifting something with great effort
  • n  an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
    a bad case of the heaves
  • n  the act of raising something
  • n  throwing something heavy (with great effort)
    he gave it a mighty heave
  • v  utter a sound, as with obvious effort
    She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do
  • v  throw with great effort
  • v  rise and move, as in waves or billows
  • v  lift or elevate
  • v  move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
  • v  breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
  • v  bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
  • v  make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

  • Everybody's a lot more wry or ironic or will crack a joke rather than have their bosom heave.
  • As the computerized Armada heave into sight, Elizabeth, dolled up in Joan of Arc drag shining armor, waving a big sword takes it into her head to rally her troops, drawn up .
  • Baseball was reduced to the lowest common denominator: to whack the ball farther or to heave it faster.
News & Articles


  • Devin Harris in USA Today
    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...
  • Anthony Kennedy in Forbes
    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...
  • President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in BBC News
    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.

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