Translation of heave in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (move with effort) See examples: he heaved himself off the floorwe heaved the box onto the shelfse levantó del suelo haciendo un gran esfuerzoI've been heaving bricks all day [colloquial]con esfuerzo logramos subir la caja al estante1.2 (throw) [colloquial]he estado cargando ladrillos todo el díaExample sentences
- 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.
- 1 (pull) we heaved and heaved but couldn't lift itheave!hicimos mucha fuerza pero no lo pudimos levantarto heave¡dale!
atsomethingto heave on a rope/linetirar dealgotirar de una cuerda/un cableExample sentences
- 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) See examples: his chest heavedthe ship heaved up and down in the swellrespiraba agitadamente2.2el barco subía y bajaba con la marejadaalso: heaving present participle(chest/bosom)(sobs)(tar pit/molten lava)she fought her way through the heaving throng of peoplebullentese abrió paso a través del hormiguero de genteExample sentences
- 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.
- 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]Example sentences
- 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.
- 4also: past tense & past participle heaved or hove(come) (Nautical)(ship)the harbor hove into sightel puerto apareció ante nuestra vistaExample sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (pull)(push)(effort)give it another heave1.2 (nausea) [slang]empujen/tiren ( or jalen etc) otra vezalso: heaves pluralthe heaves it gives me the heavesme da ganas de vomitarme hace hacer arcadasExample sentences
- 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.
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