- heaved the trunk onto the table
:to cause to swell or rise
- a spent horse gasping and heaving his chest
- Frost had heaved the sidewalk.
:to displace (something, such as a rock stratum or a mineral vein) especially by a fault
:to utter with obvious effort or with a deep breath
:to draw, pull, or haul on (something, such as a rope)
:to strain or labor to do something difficult :struggle
- nearly heaved at the gruesome sight
:to rise and fall rhythmically
- The boat heaved up and down on the waves.
- runners heaving at the finish line
:to move a ship in a specified direction or manner
past tense usually hove
:to move in an indicated way
:to rise or become thrown or raised up
- Roads had begun to heave with frost.
:to halt the headway of a ship (as by positioning a sailboat with the jib aback and the rudder turned sharply to windward)