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Synonyms for heave

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. heave

    lift, raise, uplift, upraise, sublevate, hoist

    dash, sink, lower, detrude, precipitate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heave, heavingnoun

    an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)

    "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"

    retch, raise, panting, heaving, lift

  2. heavenoun

    (geology) a horizontal dislocation

    retch, raise, heaving, lift

  3. heave, heavingnoun

    the act of lifting something with great effort

    retch, raise, panting, heaving, lift

  4. heave, retchnoun

    an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting

    "a bad case of the heaves"

    retch, raise, heaving, lift

  5. lift, raise, heavenoun

    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

  6. heave, heavingverb

    throwing something heavy (with great effort)

    "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"

    retch, raise, panting, heaving, lift

  7. heaveverb

    utter a sound, as with obvious effort

    "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"

    heft, heave up, buckle, gag, warp, pant, retch, heft up, gasp, surge, billow, puff

  8. heaveverb

    throw with great effort

    heft, heave up, buckle, gag, warp, pant, retch, heft up, gasp, surge, billow, puff

  9. billow, surge, heaveverb

    rise and move, as in waves or billows

    "The army surged forward"

    warp, buckle, scend, soar up, gag, balloon, soar, zoom, pant, inflate, heft up, puff, wallow, gasp, heft, tide, billow, retch, surge, heave up, soar upwards

  10. heave, heave up, heft, heft upverb

    lift or elevate

    heft, heave up, buckle, gag, warp, pant, retch, heft up, gasp, surge, billow, puff

  11. heaveverb

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

    "The vessel hove into sight"

    heft, heave up, buckle, gag, warp, pant, retch, heft up, gasp, surge, billow, puff

  12. pant, puff, gasp, heaveverb

    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

    "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

    chuff, buckle, gag, gasp, huff, draw, pant, blow up, warp, heft up, puff, puff out, heft, billow, retch, whiff, puff up, drag, heave up, surge

  13. heave, buckle, warpverb

    bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

    "The highway buckled during the heat wave"

    warp, buckle, gag, gasp, clasp, pant, falsify, distort, heft up, garble, puff, heft, billow, retch, surge, crumple, heave up

  14. gag, heave, retchverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. hauling

    exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself

    she hauled the laden basket up the slope

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. heaveverb

    lift, hoist, raise, elevate, raise up

  2. heaveverb

    breathe, force from the breast

  3. heaveverb

    throw, toss, hurl, send, fling

  4. heaveverb


  5. heaveverb

    swell, dilate, expand

  6. heaveverb

    retch, keck, try to vomit

  7. heaveverb

    struggle, strive, make an effort

  8. heavenoun

    swell, rising, swelling, heaving

  9. heavenoun

    retching, effort to vomit

  10. heavenoun

    struggle, striving, effort

  11. heavenoun

    fling, throw

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "heave":

    uplift, uprising, heaving, shoot, pull

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. heave

    See Cardiac heave

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  1. Scotty Miller:

    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.

  2. Newt Gingrich:

    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.

  3. Officer Daniel Hodges:

    The mob of terrorists were coordinating their efforts… shouting ‘heave, ho,’ as they synchronized pushing their weight forward crushing me further against the metal doorframe, a man in front of me grabbed my baton… he bashed me in the head and face with it, rupturing my lip and adding additional injury to my skull.

  4. John Miller:

    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.

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    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. upright
    • B. tense
    • C. erect
    • D. sagging

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