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Definition 1: throwing something heavy (with great effort) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave it a mighty heave
  • he was not good at heaving passes

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

Definition 2: the act of lifting something with great effort - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) the act of changing location in an upward direction

Definition 3: the act of raising something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

Definition 4: an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting - [noun denoting act]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bad case of the heaves

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)

Definition 5: (geology) a horizontal dislocation - [noun denoting event]

(heave is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(heave belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

Definition 6: an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the heaving of waves on a rough sea

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) a movement upward

"they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

Definition 7: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit - [verb of body]

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

Definition 8: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted - [verb of body]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) exhale hard

"blow on the soup to cool it down"

Definition 9: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat - [verb of change]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The highway buckled during the heat wave

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of heave ) rise upward, as from pressure or moisture

"The floor is lifting slowly"

Definition 10: utter a sound, as with obvious effort - [verb of communication]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(heave is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 11: lift or elevate - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) take hold of something and move it to a different location

"lift the box onto the table"

(... is a kind of heave ) lift forcefully from beneath

(... is a kind of heave ) heave up an anchor in preparation for sailing

Definition 12: throw with great effort - [verb of contact]

(heave is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

Definition 13: rise and move, as in waves or billows - [verb of motion]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The army surged forward

Synonyms for heave in the sense of this definition

(heave is a kind of ...) fill with gas or air

"inflate a balloons"

Definition 14: move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position - [verb of motion]

Samples where heave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The vessel hove into sight

(heave is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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