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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.


Broader (hypernym)ascension, ascent, rise, rising

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


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

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


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.


Broader (hypernym)throw

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