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verb as in lift, throw with effort

verb as in discharge with force; expel from digestive system by mouth

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Example Sentences

The vertigo, which she described as “horrendous,” was accompanied by dry heaves and an inability to focus her eyes.

Then, Rogen convinces Franco to drink some contaminated water from a stream—which causes the 127 Hours Oscar nominee to dry-heave.

But Lomax can heave a small sigh of relief, at least for now: Legislative reform to the 1033 program will not happen in 2014.

The Chinook vibrated with deeper and deeper groans until its twin engines managed to heave up our dead weight.

But in a shocking turn of events, wrestling got eight of 14 votes and the heave-ho.

Ornstein is a friend of mine, and was a colleague until I was given the heave-ho from AEI in March 2010.

He watched her, saw the little body heave down its entire length, noted the small convulsive movements of it.

The men did “hold on” most powerfully; they did more, they hauled upon the rope, hand over hand, to a “Yo-heave-ho!”

The man roared furiously, and gave a convulsive heave that almost upset myself and the big chair, and disengaged the key!

No man on board knew when the sea might come which would heave her down, and they watched grimly as the gallant craft tore on.

Not another man stood on his feet, but the deck was strewn with the dead, whose bodies rolled about at every heave of the waves.


On this page you'll find 148 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heave, such as: fling, haul, hoist, hurl, sling, and tug.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.