Definitions of heave

The word heave uses 5 letters:aeehv.

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v. t. - To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land. 2

v. t. - To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log. 2

v. t. - To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead. 2

v. t. - To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh. 2

v. t. - To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom. 2

v. i. - To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound. 2

v. i. - To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle. 2

v. i. - To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult. 2

v. i. - To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit. 2

n. - An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy. 2

n. - An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like. 2

n. - A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode. 2


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