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heaving

[ heev ]SEE DEFINITION OF heaving

Synonyms for heaving

  • fling
  • haul
  • hoist
  • hurl
  • sling
  • tug
  • boost
  • cast
  • chuck
  • drag
  • elevate
  • heft
  • launch
  • pitch
  • pull
  • raise
  • send
  • toss
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Antonyms for heaving

  • decrease
  • depress
  • destroy
  • drop
  • finish
  • keep
  • lessen
  • lower
  • raze
  • receive
  • stop
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEAVING

"And I have not room for another morsel," said his next neighbor, heaving a sigh.

Muza gazed at them in deep disdain, with folded arms and heaving breast.

She went up to Cornelius, crossing her arms on her heaving breast.

It's but the heaving of a hand grenade, and they strike their colours.

There in front of him, heaving and tumbling, was the sea: a miracle of healing and cleansing.

Outside, Sucatash was heaving the lashings taut on the last packs.

"Show me your hand," said the Prince trembling, and heaving a deep sigh.

Roma's bosom was heaving, and tears were gathering in her eyes.

Roma's head had fallen into her bosom, which was heaving with an emotion she could not conceal.

We was heaving cargo overboard like a leaky ship in a typhoon.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from heave (v.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HEAVING

billowy

adjectivesurging
  • bouncing
  • bouncy
  • bulgy
  • distended
  • ebbing and flowing
  • heaving
  • puffy
  • rippled
  • rippling
  • rising
  • rising and falling
  • rolling
  • swelling
  • swirling
  • swollen
  • undulating
  • waving
  • wavy
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