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Noun: heaving  hee-ving
  1. An upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
    "the heaving of waves on a rough sea";
    - heave
  2. Breathing heavily (as after exertion)
    - panting
  3. The act of lifting something with great effort
    - heave
  4. Throwing something heavy (with great effort)
    "he was not good at heaving passes";
    - heave
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

Derived forms: heavings

Type of: ascending, ascension, ascent, blow, blow up, breathing, change surface, emit, external respiration, inflate, let loose, let out, lift, move, respiration, rise, rising, throw, utter, ventilation, wing

Encyclopedia: Heaving