verb[with object] literary
Heave or lift up (something, especially part of the earth’s surface): the area was first upheaved from the primeval ocean
More example sentences
- A week later I was in the backyard when I noticed the dirt near Keith's burial place had been upheaved.
- Everything is tilted upward, as if the painting were upheaving its contents - more fish, fruit and meat - at the viewer.
- She's taken to upheaving the cabinets nearest the dishwasher.
Definition of upheave in:
- The US English dictionary