Translation of heave in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (move with effort) he heaved himself off the floorse levantó del suelo haciendo un gran esfuerzowe heaved the box onto the shelfcon esfuerzo logramos subir la caja al estanteI've been heaving bricks all day [colloquial]he estado cargando ladrillos todo el día1.2 (throw) [colloquial]Example 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)jalar ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )we heaved and heaved but couldn't lift ithicimos mucha fuerza pero no lo pudimos levantarheave!¡dale!to heave
atsomethingtirarto heave on a rope/line 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) his chest heavedrespiraba agitadamentethe ship heaved up and down in the swellel barco subía y bajaba con la marejada2.2also: heaving present participle(chest/bosom)
convulsivo(tar pit/molten lava)she fought her way through the heaving throng of people
bullentese 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.
- 4past tense & past participle heaved or hove(come) (Nautical)(ship)the harbor hove into sight
virarel 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 (pull)tirón (masculine)
jalón (masculine) ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )(push) empujón (masculine)(effort) esfuerzo (masculine) (para mover algo)give it another heaveempujen/tiren ( or jalen etc) otra vezExample 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.
ponerse al pairo or a la capa
levantar con esfuerzo
levantar con esfuerzo
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