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  Definition of Heaving
  1. throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"
  2. the act of lifting something with great effort
  3. breathing heavily (as after exertion)
  4. an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
  5. rising and falling alternately as in waves; "the heaving waves in the storm-tossed sea"; "the exhausted dog''s heaving chest"
Similar Words: heave, panting

 

Derivational Morphology: heave, heave up, heft, heft up, pant, puff, gasp, billow, surge

 

 
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