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heave 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/hēv/,
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heaved, past participle; heaves, 3rd person singular present; hove, past participle; heaved, past tense; hove, past tense; heaving, present participle;
  1. Lift or haul (a heavy thing) with great effort
    • - she heaved the sofa back into place
    • - he heaved himself out of bed
  2. Pull, raise, or move (a boat or ship) by hauling on a rope or ropes

  3. Throw (something heavy)
    • - she heaved half a brick at him
  4. Produce (a sigh)
    • - he heaved a euphoric sigh of relief
  5. Rise and fall rhythmically or spasmodically
    • - his shoulders heaved as he panted
  6. Make an effort to vomit; retch
    • - my stomach heaved
Noun
  1. An act of heaving, esp. a strong pull

  2. A sideways displacement in a fault

  3. A case of retching or vomiting
    • - waiting for the heaves to subside
  4. A disease of horses, with labored breathing


  1. an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
  2. utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
  3. throw with great effort
  4. (geology) a horizontal dislocation
  5. billow: rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"
  6. an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
  7. In mechanics, degrees of freedom (DOF) are the set of independent displacements and/or rotations that specify completely the displaced or deformed position and orientation of the body or system. ...
  8. (Heaves) Recurrent airway obstruction, also known as broken wind, heaves, or sometimes by the term usually used for humans ("chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" or "disorder"), is a respiratory disease in horses. ...
  9. (Heaving) Vomiting (known medically as emesis and informally as throwing up and a number of other terms) is the forceful expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth and sometimes the nose. ...
  10. An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy; An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like; A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place ...
  11. (heaves) A period of retching; A disease of horses characterized by coughing and difficult breathing
  12. (heaving) An occasion on which something heaves or is heaved; crowded with people
  13. (Heaves) The act of unloading a truck full of hay.
  14. (Heaves) recurrent episodes of airway obstruction, which result in forceful breathing, coughing, wheezing, and low blood oxygen tensions.  In some horses with heaves, the damage is permanent, while in others the disease can be controlled with environmental management and maintenance treatments.
  15. (heaves) A respiratory defect in horses during which the animal has difficulty completing the exhalation of inhaled air.
  16. (heaving) A swelling or rising of the surface caused by the freezing and thawing of soil.
  17. (Heaving (vomiting) (Tom Swifty)) "I didn't know I got airsick," said Tom, heaving it aloft.
  18. (Heaving) A situation where a foundation is raised in affected areas higher than its normal elevation due to expanding soils.
  19. To throw or pull strongly on a line.
  20. A vessel's transient up-and-down motion.
  21. The upward movement of land surfaces or structures due to subsurface expansion of soil or rock, or vertical faulting of rock. ...
  22. The rise and fall of a surface vessel or towfish in a rhythmic movement; the disjointed, jagged images on a sonar record produced by towfish heave. Towbody heave is a major cause of data distortion, particularly when rough seas affect the stability of the surface vessel. ...
  23. (1) The vertical rise or fall of the WAVES or the SEA. (2) The translational movement of a craft parallel to its vertical axis. (3) The net transport of a floating body resulting from WAVE action.
  24. [Hub, der] Vertical component of motion of the boat; also as a verb meaning "to pull".
  25. To throw, as to heave a line ashore. The rise and fall of a vessel in a seaway.