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Heaved

Heave \Heave\ (h[=e]v), v. t. [imp. Heaved (h[=e]vd), or Hove (h[=o]v); p. p. Heaved, Hove, formerly Hoven (h[=o]"v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Heaving.] [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. h[aum]fva, Dan. h[ae]ve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  1. To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.

    One heaved ahigh, to be hurled down below.
    --Shak.

    Note: Heave, as now used, implies that the thing raised is heavy or hard to move; but formerly it was used in a less restricted sense.

    Here a little child I stand, Heaving up my either hand.
    --Herrick.

  2. To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.

  3. To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.

  4. To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.

    The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.
    --Shak.

  5. To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.

    The glittering, finny swarms That heave our friths, and crowd upon our shores.
    --Thomson.

    To heave a cable short (Naut.), to haul in cable till the ship is almost perpendicularly above the anchor.

    To heave a ship ahead (Naut.), to warp her ahead when not under sail, as by means of cables.

    To heave a ship down (Naut.), to throw or lay her down on one side; to careen her.

    To heave a ship to (Naut.), to bring the ship's head to the wind, and stop her motion.

    To heave about (Naut.), to put about suddenly.

    To heave in (Naut.), to shorten (cable).

    To heave in stays (Naut.), to put a vessel on the other tack.

    To heave out a sail (Naut.), to unfurl it.

    To heave taut (Naut.), to turn a capstan, etc., till the rope becomes strained. See Taut, and Tight.

    To heave the lead (Naut.), to take soundings with lead and line.

    To heave the log. (Naut.) See Log.

    To heave up anchor (Naut.), to raise it from the bottom of the sea or elsewhere.

Heaved

Heave \Heave\ (h[=e]v), v. t. [imp. Heaved (h[=e]vd), or Hove (h[=o]v); p. p. Heaved, Hove, formerly Hoven (h[=o]"v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Heaving.] [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. h[aum]fva, Dan. h[ae]ve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  1. To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.

    One heaved ahigh, to be hurled down below.
    --Shak.

    Note: Heave, as now used, implies that the thing raised is heavy or hard to move; but formerly it was used in a less restricted sense.

    Here a little child I stand, Heaving up my either hand.
    --Herrick.

  2. To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.

  3. To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.

  4. To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.

    The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.
    --Shak.

  5. To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.

    The glittering, finny swarms That heave our friths, and crowd upon our shores.
    --Thomson.

    To heave a cable short (Naut.), to haul in cable till the ship is almost perpendicularly above the anchor.

    To heave a ship ahead (Naut.), to warp her ahead when not under sail, as by means of cables.

    To heave a ship down (Naut.), to throw or lay her down on one side; to careen her.

    To heave a ship to (Naut.), to bring the ship's head to the wind, and stop her motion.

    To heave about (Naut.), to put about suddenly.

    To heave in (Naut.), to shorten (cable).

    To heave in stays (Naut.), to put a vessel on the other tack.

    To heave out a sail (Naut.), to unfurl it.

    To heave taut (Naut.), to turn a capstan, etc., till the rope becomes strained. See Taut, and Tight.

    To heave the lead (Naut.), to take soundings with lead and line.

    To heave the log. (Naut.) See Log.

    To heave up anchor (Naut.), to raise it from the bottom of the sea or elsewhere.

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heaved

vb. (en-past of: heave)

Usage examples of "heaved".

Finding a bucket and a line, he heaved it overboard and to my amused astonishment, he started to sluice the clothing up and down in the clean seawater.

Teddy heaved himself out of the water and stood dripping to congratulate Alec.

When the snake's corpse finally settled to an occasional twitch, they heaved it into the heli.

Shahanna heaved herself away from the fishboat and began treading wa ter halfway between both contenders.

He heaved himself out of the pilot chair and floated across the lounge, his ex pression bleak and weary.

The door swung shut after it, and Alex heaved a very real sigh of relief.

One native heaved a sack from the mine entrance and tossed it over his head.

An evil-looking bubble of brown and green mud heaved and burst and formed again, roiling continuously in the midst of the tall grass covering the rest of the basin.

The control panel shrank under his hands, then swelled and heaved like a storm-tossed sea.

Dropping down into the corridor and grasping the pirate's weapon, she heaved it up.

The fabricator slewed out of the broken cradle and onto the bent legs of the crew chief as she heaved back at the weight ten times her own.

Boris heaved a sigh of relief that his brother was finally safely married to his most unusual bride.

With a great effort the three heaved the empty ship back to Earth orbit.

Killashandra heaved herself out of the bath, ignoring the entreaty in his eyes and the set of his lips.

He was off balance when the surface heaved once more, and he was thrown sideways.