upheave

[ uhp-heev ]
/ ʌpˈhiv /

verb (used with object), up·heaved or up·hove, up·heav·ing.

to heave or lift up; raise up or aloft.
to force or throw up violently or with much power, as an erupting volcano.
to cause a major disturbance or disorder in: The revolution upheaved the government, causing its leaders to flee the country.

verb (used without object), up·heaved or up·hove, up·heav·ing.

to rise upward, especially extensively or powerfully.

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Origin of upheave

First recorded in 1250–1300, upheave is from the Middle English word upheven.See up-, heave

OTHER WORDS FROM upheave

up·heav·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for upheave

upheave
/ (ʌpˈhiːv) /

verb -heaves, -heaving, -heaved or -hove

to heave or rise upwards
geology to thrust (land) upwards or (of land) to be thrust upwards
(tr) to disturb violently; throw into disorder
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