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English definition of “heave”

heave

verb
 
 
/hiːv/
SOMETHING HEAVY [I, T] to move something heavy using a lot of effort: He heaved the bag on to his shoulder.Pulling
UP AND DOWN [I] to move up and down: Her chest heaved as she started to cry.Moving upwards
heave a sigh of relief to breathe out loudly because you are pleased that something bad has not happenedBreathing and stopping breathingRelieved and thankful
heave noun [C]
(Definition of heave from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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