Synonyms of heave


1. heave, heaving, rise, rising, ascent, ascension

usage: an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"

2. heave, movement, motion

usage: (geology) a horizontal dislocation

3. heave, heaving, rise, ascent, ascension, ascending

usage: the act of lifting something with great effort

4. heave, retch, spasm

usage: an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"

5. lift, raise, heave, propulsion, actuation

usage: the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

6. heave, heaving, throw

usage: throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"


1. heave, utter, emit, let out, let loose

usage: utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"

2. heave, throw

usage: throw with great effort

3. billow, surge, heave, inflate, blow up

usage: rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"

4. heave, heave up, heft, heft up, lift

usage: lift or elevate

5. heave, move

usage: move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"

6. pant, puff, gasp, heave, blow

usage: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

7. heave, buckle, warp, change surface

usage: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave"

8. gag, heave, retch

usage: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

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Definition and meaning of heave (Dictionary)