Associations to the word «Heave»


HEAVE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To lift (generally); to raise, or cause to move upwards (particularly in ships or vehicles) or forwards.
HEAVE, verb. (transitive) To lift with difficulty; to raise with some effort; to lift (a heavy thing).
HEAVE, verb. (intransitive) To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.
HEAVE, verb. (transitive) (mining) (geology) To displace (a vein, stratum).
HEAVE, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To cause to swell or rise, especially in repeated exertions.
HEAVE, verb. (intransitive) To rise and fall.
HEAVE, verb. (transitive) To utter with effort.
HEAVE, verb. (transitive) (now nautical) To throw, cast.
HEAVE, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To pull up with a rope or cable.
HEAVE, verb. (ambitransitive) (nautical) To move in a certain direction or into a certain position or situation.
HEAVE, verb. (intransitive) To retch, to make an effort to vomit; to vomit.
HEAVE, verb. (intransitive) To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.
HEAVE, noun. An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
HEAVE, noun. An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
HEAVE, noun. A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
HEAVE, noun. (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel goes up and down in a short period of time. Compare with pitch.
HEAVE IN SIGHT, verb. (nautical) To appear at a distance, to emerge in the field of vision.
HEAVE TO, verb. (intransitive) () (nautical) () (of a ship or other naval vessel) To come to a halt.

Dictionary definition

HEAVE, noun. An upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea".
HEAVE, noun. (geology) a horizontal dislocation.
HEAVE, noun. The act of lifting something with great effort.
HEAVE, noun. An involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves".
HEAVE, noun. The act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up".
HEAVE, noun. Throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes".
HEAVE, verb. Utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do".
HEAVE, verb. Throw with great effort.
HEAVE, verb. Rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward".
HEAVE, verb. Lift or elevate.
HEAVE, verb. Move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight".
HEAVE, verb. Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily".
HEAVE, verb. Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave".
HEAVE, verb. Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit.

Wise words

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