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British English: /hiːv/
American English: /hiv/

Translation of heave in French:


  • 2 (swell) (of sea) his stomach gave a heave
    il a eu un haut-le-cœur
  • 3 (Geology)
    déplacement (m) latéral

transitive verb prét, pp heaved (Nautical) hove

  • 1 (lift)
    (pull) traîner péniblement
  • 4 (Nautical)to heave a boat ahead/astern
    déhaler un bateau par l'avant/l'arrière

intransitive verb prét, pp heaved (Nautical) hove

  • 1
    (sea, ground)
    se soulever et s'abaisser
  • 3 (retch)
    avoir un haut-le-cœur
    (vomit) vomir
    it made my stomach heave
    ça m'a donné un haut-le-cœur

also: heaving present participle adjective

Phrasal verbs

heave to

prét, pp hove
1 heave to
se mettre en panne
to be hove to
rester en panne
2 heave [something] to

heave up

1 heave up [informal]
dégueuler [slang]
2 heave oneself up
se hisser (onto sur)
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