upheave


up·heave

verb \ˌəp-ˈhēv, (ˌ)ə-ˈpēv\

Definition of UPHEAVE

transitive verb
:  to heave up :  lift
intransitive verb
:  to move upward especially with power
up·heav·er noun

Examples of UPHEAVE

  1. <exactly how the builders of the pyramids at Giza upheaved such massive blocks of stone remains a mystery>

First Known Use of UPHEAVE

13th century

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