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Main Entry: 1heave
Pronunciation: primarystresshemacronv
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): heaved or hove /primarystresshomacrv/; heav·ing
1 : to raise with effort <heave a trunk onto a truck>
2 : 1THROW 1a, cast, hurl <heave a rock>
3 : to utter with effort <heave a sigh>
4 : to rise and fall repeatedly <the runner's chest was heaving>
5 : to be thrown up or raised <the ground heaved during the earthquake>
6 : 2VOMIT 1
synonym see RAISE
- heav·er noun
- heave to : to bring a ship to a stop

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