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heave

verb  /hiv/ us  

heave verb (MOVE)

[I/T] to pull, push, lift, or throw something heavy: [T always + adv/prep] He leaned his weight against the door and heaved it open. [I/T] If something heaves, it moves up and down: [I] After the race she was covered in sweat, her chest heaving.

heave verb (VOMIT)

[I] infml to feel as if you are going to vomit, or to vomit

heave

noun [C] /hiv/

heave noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

the act of pulling, pushing, lifting, or throwing something with a lot of effort: With a great heave, they rolled the boulder out of the way.
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