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heave

verb /hiːv/
to (try to) lift or to pull, with great effort
tirar; levantar; arrastrar
They heaved with all their strength, but could not move the rock They heaved the wardrobe up into the lorry.
to throw (something heavy)
lanzar, arrojar
Someone heaved a stone through my window.
to rise, or rise and fall again several times
agitarse, temblar
The earthquake made the ground heave.
heave a sigh to sigh
suspirar, lanzar un suspiro
He heaved a sigh of relief when he reached safety.
heave to /houv/ phrasal verb ( past tense, past participle hove to) (of a ship) to (cause to) stop while at sea
pairar
The ship hove to.
(Definition of heave from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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