upheave

verb up·heave \ ˌəp-ˈhēv , (ˌ)ə-ˈpēv \

Definition of upheave

: to heave up : lift
: to move upward especially with power

upheaver

noun

Examples of upheave in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of upheave

13th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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upheave Synonyms

Synonyms

boost, heave, heft, hoist, jack (up);

Near Antonyms

depress, drop, lower;

sink, submerge, submerse;

Related Words

elevate, hike, pick up, raise, rear, up, uplift, upraise, uprear;



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