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heaving

verb
present participle of heave

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1 to lift with effort
  • I heaved my duffel bag into the bus's 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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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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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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“Heaving.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heaving. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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