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  1. [noun] an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
    Synonyms: heaving

  2. [noun] (geology) a horizontal dislocation

  3. [noun] the act of lifting something with great effort
    Synonyms: heaving

  4. [noun] an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
    Synonyms: retch

  5. [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

  6. [noun] throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"
    Synonyms: heaving

  7. [verb] utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"

  8. [verb] throw with great effort

  9. [verb] rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"
    Synonyms: billow, surge

  10. [verb] lift or elevate
    Synonyms: up, heft, heft up

  11. [verb] nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"

  12. [verb] breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
    Synonyms: pant, puff, gasp

  13. [verb] bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heatwave"
    Synonyms: buckle, warp

  14. [verb] make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    Synonyms: gag, retch


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