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Definition of 'heaving'

See also: heave 


  1. an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
       Synonyms: heave
  2. breathing heavily (as after exertion)
       Synonyms: panting
  3. the act of lifting something with great effort
       Synonyms: heave
  4. throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"
       Synonyms: heave


  1. rising and falling alternately as in waves; "the heaving waves in the storm-tossed sea"; "the exhausted dog's heaving chest"

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