heave


heave

verb

Definition of HEAVE

1
to lift with effort <I heaved my duffel bag into the bus's overhead compartment>
Synonyms boost, heft, hoist, jack (up), upheave
Near Antonyms depress, drop, lower; sink, submerge, submerse
2
to discharge the contents of the stomach through the mouth <heaved as soon as he stepped off the roller coaster>
3
to move from a lower to a higher place or position <heaved the bucket from the bottom of the well>
Related Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
Antonyms drop, lower
4
to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm <heaved the brick over the fence>
5
to breathe hard, quickly, or with difficulty <by the time he reached the top step of the tower, he was heaving>

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