heaves; heaved; heaving
1 : to lift or pull (something) with effort
We heaved the box (up) onto the table.
I tried to heave myself (up) out of the chair.
She heaved the door shut.
[no object] — usually + on
The sailors started heaving on the rope.
2 [+ object] US : to throw (something) with effort
heave a rock
The quarterback heaved the ball down the field.
3 [+ object] : to breathe in and breathe out (a sigh) in a slow or loud way
She sat down and heaved a sigh of relief.