Definition of upheave in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌpˈhiːv/


[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.

Words that rhyme with upheave

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