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heave

heave

 
pronunciation:
hiv
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: heaved, heaves, heaving
definition 1: to push up or out with great effort.
She heaved the heavy book onto the top shelf.
similar words:
boost, churn, elevate, hoist, lift, raise
definition 2: to throw with great force.
The boy heaved the stone as hard as he could.
synonyms:
fling, hurl, throw
similar words:
cast, catapult, chuck, dash, launch, pitch, sling, toss
definition 3: to let out loudly or with difficulty.
She heaved a big sigh when the baby finally stopped crying.
similar words:
eject, emit, exhale, release, sigh
definition 4: to throw up from one's stomach.
After eating grass, the dog heaved it up.
similar words:
spew
definition 5: to rise and fall heavily.
His chest heaved as he tried to catch his breath.The boat heaved in the rough waves.
synonyms:
pitch
similar words:
expand, jerk, surge, swell
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of pulling hard.
Let's give one more heave to lift the box.
synonyms:
fling
similar words:
boost, pitch, throw