August 31, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
heave /ˈhiːv/ verb
heave
/ˈhiːv/
verb

heaves; heaved; heaving

The man is heaving the box onto the truck.
The man is heaving the box onto the truck.
Learner's definition of HEAVE

1 : to lift or pull (something) with effort

[+ object]

  • 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.

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