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Saltos de línea: heave
Pronunciación: /hiːv

verbo (past and past participle heaved or chiefly Nautical hove /həʊv/)

  • 2 [with object] Produce (a sigh): he heaved a euphoric sigh of relief
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    • John knelt and checked for a pulse, he heaved a sigh of relief when he found one, Jim wouldn't die just yet.
    • The second man heaved a sigh that was mocking in its false regret.
    • Breathing hard, Jacob simply stared for a few more seconds before I heaved a harsh sigh and tugged off my headphones.
    let out, breathe, give, sigh, gasp, emit, utter
  • 4 [with object] Nautical Pull, raise, or move (a boat or ship) by hauling on a rope or ropes: Martin thought he might be able to heave the lifeboat in closer
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    • He hired hundreds of labourers to heave a large boat, a passenger ferry, over a mountain in the Andes.
    • Finally I jump ashore and heave my boat out and carry it over the levee.
    • Where there was no obvious launch point George - adrenaline-charged - would heave the boat over walls or railings and clamber in.


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  • 1An act of heaving: with that last heave, Maurice’s anchor wrenched clear of the mud
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    • It is characterised with gentle hand movements, a distinctive heave of the torso and soft walk.
    • The vomiting soon turned into dry heaves, then coughs finally transforming into heart wrenching, soul shaking sobs.
    • Zane was struggling, his breaths coming in short heaves and his face turning red.
  • 2 Geology A sideways displacement in a fault.
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    • In most, if not all, cases it is clear that volumetric contraction has occurred with horizontal contraction of the sediments complementing the heave of the faults.
    • Many of these faults are characterized by heaves ranging from several to tens of kilometres.
    • Entrance is signalled by a change of material, where the whole of the lower storey seems to shift to the right as if following some sort of geological heave.
  • 3 (heaves) another term for COPD in horses.


heave in sight (or into view)

Nautical Come into view: they held out until a British fleet hove in sight
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  • Thus began an uneasy night of watching our possessions like hawks and suspiciously eyeing up anyone who hove into view - this excluded the waiting staff who seemed to be doing their best to avoid us and/or forget our orders.
  • Today's revelations of the American meetings, the anger of Boyce and the faltering Labour lead in the polls will ensure that those around Blair continue to bite their nails as the last 96 hours of the campaign hove into view.
  • The chamber pot was shrouded in fog when I began to look for it, and then, as the wind blew stronger, it hove into view.

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heave to

(Of a boat or ship) come to a stop, especially by turning across the wind leaving the headsail backed: he hove to and dropped anchor
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  • As they approached the coast of Western Australia the wind blew too heavily for the ship to make landfall and they had to heave to with close reefed topsails.
  • The ship was hove to and the men in charge of patching were swung over in rope slings.
  • The boat heaves to under power and waits, the skipper aware of the half-mile visibility in haze.



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  • Back in Philadelphia, by 1836, a general strike led by Irish coal heavers succeeded in securing a working day lasting from 6am until 6pm, with two hours allowed for meals.
  • The garbage being heaved out the car windows to the roadside says a lot about the heavers.


Old English hebban, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heffen and German heben 'lift up'.

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