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heave

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1 to lift with effort

  • I heaved my duffel bag into the busʼs overhead compartment
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2 to discharge the contents of the stomach through the mouth

  • heaved as soon as he stepped off the roller coaster
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lose one's lunch [slang], toss one's cookies

3 to move from a lower to a higher place or position

  • heaved the bucket from the bottom of the well
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4 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm

  • heaved the brick over the fence
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let fly

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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be out of breath

Synonym Discussion of heave

lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. lift usually implies exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight.
    • lift the chair while I vacuum
raise carries a stronger implication of bringing up to the vertical or to a high position.
    • scouts raising a flagpole
rear may add an element of suddenness to raise.
    • suddenly reared itself up on its hind legs
elevate may replace lift or raise especially when exalting or enhancing is implied.
    • elevated the taste of the public
hoist implies lifting something heavy especially by mechanical means.
    • hoisted the cargo on board
heave implies lifting and throwing with great effort or strain.
    • heaved the heavy crate inside
boost suggests assisting to climb or advance by a push.
    • boosted his brother over the fence


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