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Idioms about heave

Origin of heave

First recorded before 900; Middle English heven, variant (with -v- from simple past tense and past participle) of hebben, Old English hebban; cognate with German heben, Old Norse hefja, Gothic hafjan; akin to Latin capere “to take”

synonym study for heave

1. See raise.

OTHER WORDS FROM heave

heaver, nounheaveless, adjectiveun·heaved, adjective
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How to use heave in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for heave

heave
/ (hiːv) /

verb heaves, heaving or heaved or mainly nautical hove
noun

Derived forms of heave

heaver, noun

Word Origin for heave

Old English hebban; related to Old Norse hefja, Old Saxon hebbian, Old High German heffen to raise, Latin capere to take, Sanskrit kapatī two hands full
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