heave

Part of speech: verb

To raise with effort; throw with difficulty.

Part of speech: verb

To rise or swell up; pant; strain; labor.

Part of speech: noun

A heaving; throw; swell, as of waves.

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Usage examples "heave":

  1. His orders had been to carry on and only heave- to upon signal. - "Foe-Farrell", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. He placed the pick between two stones and began to heave at the handle. - "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.
  3. We went to work for ten hours on end, laying out anchors in readiness to heave off at high water. - "The Mirror of the Sea", Joseph Conrad.