/ (hiːvz) /
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noun (functioning as singular or plural)
Also called: broken wind a chronic respiratory disorder of animals of the horse family caused by allergies and dust
the heaves slang an attack of vomiting or retching
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How to use heaves in a sentence
Kneeling, she tried to feed him, but the smell of food triggered dry heaves.'Are You Also With Fever?'|Dr. Abraham Verghese|February 11, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Poor Maranne heaves a sign that speaks volumes on the great grief which he hides in the depths of his heart.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Dr. Garrison noted also the popular belief that heaves or asthma did not exist in horses on the prairies where this plant grew.
Horses that eat of the leaves mixed in hay are cured or relieved of the heaves and chronic loose cough.
I can almost feel her heart thumping with emotion as her narrow chest heaves with her hurried breathing.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
I'm fearin' with the way the ice heaves she's gone abroad at the narrows.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace