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Synonyms for heave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heave, heaving(noun)

    an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)

    "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"

    retch, raise, panting, heaving, lift

  2. heave(noun)

    (geology) a horizontal dislocation

    retch, raise, heaving, lift

  3. heave, heaving(noun)

    the act of lifting something with great effort

    retch, raise, panting, heaving, lift

  4. heave, retch(noun)

    an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting

    "a bad case of the heaves"

    retch, raise, heaving, lift

  5. 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

  6. heave, heaving(verb)

    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. heave(verb)

    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. heave(verb)

    throw with great effort

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

  9. billow, surge, heave(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    lift or elevate

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

  11. heave(verb)

    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, heave(verb)

    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, warp(verb)

    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, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. heave

    lift, raise, uplift, upraise, sublevate, hoist

    dash, sink, lower, detrude, precipitate

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. heave(v. a.)

    lift, hoist, raise, elevate, raise up

  2. heave(v. a.)

    breathe, force from the breast

  3. heave(v. a.)

    throw, toss, hurl, send, fling

  4. heave(v. n.)


  5. heave(v. n.)

    swell, dilate, expand

  6. heave(v. n.)

    retch, keck, try to vomit

  7. heave(v. n.)

    struggle, strive, make an effort

  8. heave(n.)

    swell, rising, swelling, heaving

  9. heave(n.)

    retching, effort to vomit

  10. heave(n.)

    struggle, striving, effort

  11. heave(n.)

    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. 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.

  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. 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.

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