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

Translation of heave in Italian:


  • 1 (effort to move) to give a heave
    (pull) dare uno strattone
    (push) dare uno spintone
  • 2 (swell) (of sea)
    (il) gonfiarsi
  • 3his stomach gave a heave
    ebbe un conato di vomito

transitive verb pass., p.pass. heaved (Nautical) hove

  • 2to heave a sigh
    emettere un sospiro
  • 4 (Nautical)to heave a boat ahead, astern
    tonneggiare un'imbarcazione in avanti, indietro

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. heaved (Nautical) hove

  • 1
    (sea, ground)
  • 2 (pull)
    tirare con uno strattone
  • 3
    (retch) avere i conati di vomito
    (vomit) vomitare
    it made my stomach heave
    mi rivoltò lo stomaco

Phrasal verbs

heave to

1 (Nautical) heave to to be hove to 2 heave [something] to

heave up

1 heave up [informal] 2 heave oneself up
issarsi (onto su)
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