an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
"the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
(geology) a horizontal dislocation
the act of lifting something with great effort
an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
"a bad case of the heaves"
lift, raise, heave(noun)
the act of raising something
"he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
rise, cosmetic surgery, acclivity, wage increase, nip and tuck, face lifting, lift, salary increase, wage hike, upgrade, ski lift, airlift, facelift, elevation, rhytidectomy, ski tow, raising, heaving, hike, face lift, elevator, rhytidoplasty, aerodynamic lift, raise, ascent, retch, climb
throwing something heavy (with great effort)
"he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"
utter a sound, as with obvious effort
"She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
throw with great effort
billow, surge, heave(verb)
rise and move, as in waves or billows
"The army surged forward"
heave, heave up, heft, heft up(verb)
lift or elevate
move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
"The vessel hove into sight"
pant, puff, gasp, heave(verb)
breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
"The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
heave, buckle, warp(verb)
bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
"The highway buckled during the heat wave"
gag, heave, retch(verb)
make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
warp, heave up, gag, muzzle, choke, cat, heft, fret, honk, barf, sick, chuck, puke, cast, heft up, spue, vomit, purge, regorge, puff, buckle, billow, vomit up, gasp, upchuck, disgorge, suffocate, pant, spew, strangle, regurgitate, throw up, be sick, retch, quip, surge
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exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself
she hauled the laden basket up the slopeSubmitted by rinat on September 10, 2019
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The heave-ho of everyone getting through -- you have Oath Keepers next to Proud Boys next to white supremacists, that's what makes this a dangerous time, the movement is energized and Proud Boys're emboldened by surprise success on [ January ] 6th. I think Proud Boys're surprised. Proud Boys didn't plan to Nth degree, and to be able to breach the pillar of democracy, that's going to motivate Proud Boys.
I actually think it is very good for the long-run health of the administration that they're learning early that managing the Congress is a very difficult and very complicated job, if they'd been able to rush it through, they wouldn't heave learned just how hard everything in Congress is.
We were going to try to heave it like a Hail Mary type thing, they played me pretty much man-to-man and my guy didn’t get too much depth, so I was able to just run right by him. Then Tom put a great ball on me like he always does. It was a special moment. I don’t even know if I could have dreamed of it as a kid. It’s just so crazy.
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