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English noun: heaving

1. heaving (event) an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)


SamplesThe heaving of waves on a rough sea.


Synonymsheave


Broader (hypernym)ascension, ascent, rise, rising

2. heaving (act) breathing heavily (as after exertion)


Synonymspanting


Broader (hypernym)breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation

3. heaving (act) the act of lifting something with great effort


Synonymsheave


Broader (hypernym)ascending, ascension, ascent, rise

4. heaving (act) throwing something heavy (with great effort)


SamplesHe gave it a mighty heave.
He was not good at heaving passes.


Synonymsheave


Broader (hypernym)throw









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