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upheave

[uhp-heev]
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verb (used with object), up·heaved or up·hove, up·heav·ing.
  1. to heave or lift up; raise up or aloft.
  2. to force or throw up violently or with much power, as an erupting volcano.
  3. to cause a major disturbance or disorder in: The revolution upheaved the government, causing its leaders to flee the country.
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verb (used without object), up·heaved or up·hove, up·heav·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsup·heav·er, noun
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Related Words

raise, rise, hoist, climb, boost, disappear, soar, lift, promote, establish, rear, shove, uphold, hike, mount, dissipate, up, erect, elevate, upraise

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upheave

verb -heaves, -heaving, -heaved or -hove
  1. to heave or rise upwards
  2. geology to thrust (land) upwards or (of land) to be thrust upwards
  3. (tr) to disturb violently; throw into disorder
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