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English noun: heave

1. heave (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. heave (event) (geology) a horizontal dislocation

Broader (hypernym)motion, movement

Domain categorygeology

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


Broader (hypernym)ascending, ascension, ascent, rise

4. heave (act) an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting

SamplesA bad case of the heaves.


Broader (hypernym)spasm

5. heave (act) the act of raising something

SamplesHe responded with a lift of his eyebrow.
Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up.

Synonymslift, raise

Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion

6. heave (act) throwing something heavy (with great effort)

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


Broader (hypernym)throw

English verb: heave

1. heave (communication) utter a sound, as with obvious effort

SamplesShe heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

2. heave (contact) throw with great effort

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)throw

3. heave (motion) rise and move, as in waves or billows

SamplesThe army surged forward.

Synonymsbillow, surge

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)blow up, inflate

4. heave (contact) lift or elevate

Synonymsheave up, heft, heft up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)lift

Narrower (hyponym)upheave, weigh anchor, weigh the anchor

5. heave (motion) move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position

SamplesThe vessel hove into sight.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)move

6. heave (body) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

SamplesThe runners reached the finish line, panting heavily.

Synonymsgasp, pant, puff

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)blow

7. heave (change) bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

SamplesThe highway buckled during the heat wave.

Synonymsbuckle, warp

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change surface

Narrower (hyponym)lift

8. heave (body) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

Synonymsgag, retch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

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