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Synonyms of heave in English:


  • 1 she heaved the sofa back into place
    lift, raise, hoist, heft
    informal hump, yank
    rare upheave
    [Antonyms] push
  • 2 informal she heaved half a brick at him
    informal bung, chuck, sling
    North American informal peg
    Australian informal hoy
    New Zealand informal bish
  • 3 he heaved a euphoric sigh of relief
    let out, breathe, give, sigh, gasp, emit, utter
  • 4 the sea heaved up and down beneath her
    rise and fall, roll, swell, surge, churn, boil, seethe, swirl, billow
  • 5 she crawled to the rail and heaved into the sea
    vomit, retch, gag, bring up, cough up;
    British  be sick;
    North American  get sick
    informal throw up, puke, chunder, chuck up, hurl, spew, do the technicolor yawn, keck
    British informal honk, sick up
    Scottish informal boke
    North American informal spit up, barf, upchuck, toss one's cookies, blow chunks
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