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Noun: heaves  heevz
  1. A chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks
    "a bad case of the heaves";
    - broken wind
Noun: heave  heev
  1. An upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
    "the heave of waves on a rough sea";
    - heaving
  2. (geology) a horizontal dislocation
  3. The act of lifting something with great effort
    - heaving
  4. An involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
    "a bad case of the heaves";
    - retch
  5. The act of raising something
    - lift, raise
  6. Throwing something heavy (with great effort)
    "he gave it a mighty heave";
    - heaving
Verb: heave (heaved, also hove)  heev
  1. Utter a sound, as with obvious effort
    "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
  2. Throw with great effort
  3. Rise and move, as in waves or billows
    "The army heaved forward";
    - billow, surge
  4. Lift or elevate
    - heave up, heft, heft up
  5. Move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
  6. Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
    - pant, puff, gasp
  7. Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
    - buckle, warp
  8. Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    - gag, retch

Type of: actuation, animal disease, ascending, ascension, ascent, blow, blow up, change surface, emit, inflate, let loose, let out, lift, motion, move, movement, propulsion, rise, rising, spasm, throw, utter, wing

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