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upheave

[ uhp-heev ]
/ 蕦p藞hiv /
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verb (used with object), up路heaved or up路hove, up路heav路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路heaved or up路hove, up路heav路ing.
to rise upward, especially extensively or powerfully.
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Origin of upheave

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

OTHER WORDS FROM upheave

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

upheave
/ (蕦p藞hi藧v) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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