From the verb heave: (⇒ conjugate)
heaving is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. heave himself [up, out of]
  2. heaved [it] [up, into, onto, off]
  3. heaved [it] over the side of the [ship, building, dam]
  4. the [boat, ship] heaved (in the water)
  5. her [chest, bosom, shoulders] heaved
  6. was heaving up and down
  7. the [sea, ocean] was heaving
  8. was heaving with [tourists, visitors, people]
  9. heaved (and threw up)
  10. my stomach heaved
  11. made my stomach heave
  12. [it] makes me heave to [think, imagine]
  13. heaved a sigh (of relief)
  1. tossed it [up, out] with [a, one] big heave
  2. lifted [it] up with a heave
  3. gave [it] a big heave [forward, to the side]
  4. [threw up, vomited] after [two] heaves
  5. his breath came in (short) heaves
  6. the heave of the [sea, ocean]
  7. informal: gave him the old heave-ho
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