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verb heave pronunciation in British English /hiːv/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyheave
he/she/itheaves
present participleheaving
past tenseheaved
past participleheaved
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to push, pull, or lift a heavy object using a lot of effort

    He put his shoulder against the stone and heaved.

    Lydia heaved herself to the other side of the bed.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move up and down with large regular movements

    Her chest heaved as she struggled to control her breathing.

  3. 3

    heave

    or

    heave up

    [intransitive] informal to vomit

    When I saw the disgusting mess they'd left behind, I almost heaved.

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