- [noun] an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
- [noun] (geology) a horizontal dislocation
- [noun] the act of lifting something with great effort
- [noun] an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
- [noun] the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
Synonyms: lift, raise
- [noun] throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"
- [verb] utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
- [verb] throw with great effort
- [verb] rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"
Synonyms: billow, surge
- [verb] lift or elevate
Synonyms: up, heft, heft up
- [verb] nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"
- [verb] breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
Synonyms: pant, puff, gasp
- [verb] bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heatwave"
Synonyms: buckle, warp
- [verb] make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
Synonyms: gag, retch