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heaving

adjective uk   us   /ˈhiː.vɪŋ/

heaving adjective (BUSY)

informal full of people: The bar was absolutely heaving.

heaving adjective (MOVING)

moving in large movements up and down: He stood on the heaving deck.
Translations of “heaving”
in Chinese (Traditional) 繁忙的, 擠滿人的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 繁忙的, 挤满人的…
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