There are 2 translations of heave in Spanish:

heave1

Pronunciation: /hiːv/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (move with effort) he heaved himself off the floor se levantó del suelo haciendo un gran esfuerzo we heaved the box onto the shelf con esfuerzo logramos subir la caja al estante I've been heaving bricks all day [colloquial/familiar] he estado cargando ladrillos todo el día 1.2 (throw) [colloquial/familiar] tirar
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    • Every day in every way there's enough to make one throw the newspaper across the room, heave a brick at the television set.
    • So he heaved a brick though the glass and grabbed it.
    • If you want to reach the disaffected youths who take to the streets to heave bricks at the police, you need to have a dialogue.
  • 2 (utter) to heave a sigh suspirar he heaved a sigh of relief suspiró aliviado

vi

  • 1 (pull) tirar, jalar (AmL exc CS) we heaved and heaved but couldn't lift it hicimos mucha fuerza pero no lo pudimos levantar heave! ¡dale! to heave at sth tirar de algo to heave on a rope/line tirar de una cuerda/un cable
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    • I heaved myself up and hauled my bag back onto my shoulders.
    • By the time I heaved myself into action, lifting Harry carefully and putting him down on my nicely warmed chair the fireworks had finished and the night was quiet once more.
    • Bastian heaved himself to a sitting position with much effort.
  • 2 2.1 (rise and fall) his chest heaved respiraba agitadamente the ship heaved up and down in the swell el barco subía y bajaba con la marejada 2.2
    (heaving pres p)
    [chest/bosom] palpitante; [sobs] convulsivo; [tar pit/molten lava] bullente she fought her way through the heaving throng of people se abrió paso a través del hormiguero de gente
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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.
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    • Her head bowed low, hair falling over her face, and her shoulders heaved.
    • Perhaps because of this, I felt acutely conscious of the way my shoulders were heaving, a rapid and seemingly exaggerated flapping motion.
    • He has his face in his hands, his shoulders heaving.
  • 3 (retch) [colloquial/familiar] hacer* arcadas
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    • He spent the next few minutes bent in half, but even after his stomach was completely empty he continued to retch and heave but bring nothing up.
    • My stomach heaved and I ran to the toilet, retching and crying.
    • Her stomach clenched suddenly, heaving, and she had her answer.
  • 4
    (past and past p heaved or , hove)
    (come) [Naut] [ship] virar the harbor hove into sight el puerto apareció ante nuestra vista
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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.

Phrasal verbs

heave to

(past & past p hove to v + adv)
[Naut] ponerse* al pairo or a la capa

heave up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[anchor] levar; [books/furniture] levantar con esfuerzo

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There are 2 translations of heave in Spanish:

heave2

n

  • 1.1 (pull) tirón (m), jalón (m) (AmL exc CS) ; (push) empujón (m); (effort) esfuerzo (m) (para mover algo) give it another heave empujen/tiren ( or jalen etc) otra vez
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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.
    1.2 (nausea) [slang/argot]
    (heaves pl)
    the heaves náuseas (fpl) it gives me the heaves me da ganas de vomitar, me hace hacer arcadas

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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.