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See definition of heave on Dictionary.com
  • verblift, throw with effort
  • verbdischarge with force; expel from digestive system by mouth

synonyms for heave

  • fling
  • haul
  • hoist
  • hurl
  • sling
  • tug
  • boost
  • cast
  • chuck
  • drag
  • elevate
  • heft
  • launch
  • pitch
  • pull
  • raise
  • send
  • toss
See also synonyms for: heaving
  • breathe
  • huff
  • groan
  • spew
  • vomit
  • puff
  • exhale
  • palpitate
  • dilate
  • pant
  • throb
  • swell
  • rise
  • puke
  • surge
  • cast
  • sob
  • disgorge
  • billow
  • gag
  • sign
  • expand
  • throw up
  • retch
  • upchuck
  • suspire
  • spit up
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antonyms for heave

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  • decrease
  • depress
  • destroy
  • drop
  • finish
  • keep
  • lessen
  • lower
  • raze
  • receive
  • stop
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How to use heave in a sentence

He watched her, saw the little body heave down its entire length, noted the small convulsive movements of it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The men did “hold on” most powerfully; they did more, they hauled upon the rope, hand over hand, to a “Yo-heave-ho!”
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The man roared furiously, and gave a convulsive heave that almost upset myself and the big chair, and disengaged the key!
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
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.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
She slipped her arms about his neck, and he felt her breast shaken with the heave of agitated breaths.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
But the features remained still and lifeless, the broad breast did not heave with the faintest sign of life.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
If newer than 12 months, the rennet is thought to make the cheese heave or swell, and become full of eyes or holes.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
She seemed to be in trouble, and then we saw the tide had gone out, and left the channel too shallow to heave over.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
Names like Rummiley come from the old cry of sailors, Rummylow, which they used as sailors use "Heave-ho" now.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HEAVE

  • agitate
  • alternate
  • bob
  • bounce
  • buffet
  • flap
  • flicker
  • fluctuate
  • flutter
  • heave
  • jerk
  • jounce
  • oscillate
  • palpitate
  • pitch
  • pound
  • pulsate
  • pulse
  • quake
  • quaver
  • quiver
  • ripple
  • shake
  • shiver
  • swing
  • thrill
  • throb
  • thump
  • tremble
  • twitch
  • undulate
  • vibrate
  • writhe
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.