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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To lift, pull, or throw with much effort. Also: To breathe hard.

Usage examples (37)
  • The students will heave a sigh of relief when the test is complete.
  • He gave it a mighty heave
  • Refusal to heave is universally considered resistance to capture.
  • Back to business: Top honors go to Thomas S.G. Lawrence, of Staten Island, N.Y., for his highly original and funny coinage heave-homemaker. for more
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