Synonyms for 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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