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1 heave

An upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling).

synonym: heaving.

2 heave

geology A horizontal dislocation.

3 heave

The act of lifting something with great effort.

synonym: heaving.

4 heave

An involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting:
— A bad case of the heaves.

synonym: retch.

5 heave

The act of raising something.

synonyms: lift, raise.

Polish: dźwignięcie, podźwignięcie

6 heave

Throwing something heavy (with great effort):
— He gave it a mighty heave.

synonym: heaving.


1 heave

Utter a sound, as with obvious effort.

Roget 839: lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over; bewail, bemoan; condole with etc. 915; fret etc. (suffer) 828; ... show more

Roget 307: heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect; set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up; rear, hoist, heave; ... show more

Roget 284: propel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, jerk, heave, shy, hurl; flirt, fillip.    ... show more

2 heave

Throw with great effort.

3 heave

Rise and move, as in waves or billows.

synonyms: billow, surge.

Dutch: doen bol staan, zwellen

4 heave

Lift or elevate.

synonyms: heave up, heft, heft up.

5 heave

Move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position.

6 heave

Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted.

synonyms: gasp, pant, puff.

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

7 heave

Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat.

synonyms: buckle, warp.

Dutch: kromtrekken, trekken

8 heave

Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit.

synonyms: gag, retch.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

Dutch: braken

Moby thesaurus: a leg up, aye, barf, be nauseated, be poised, be seasick, be sick, billow, blow, board, boom, boost, bore, bowl, break, breakers, breathe, bring up, bung, buoy up ... show more.

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