Silently you assume positions of leadership, oh so subtly giving slackers the heave ho.
At midnight I heard unusual sounds, clanking of chains, and sailors singing 'heave ho!'
heave ho, heave ho, chant the men, pushing with all their might.
The shrouds and standing rigging had been pulled taut with many a "Yo, heave ho!"
Only when he had done so, he continued his heave ho in a kind of long echoing hum.
Robert and the boatman swelled the chorus as desired, with rollicking "heave ho's."
We must all lie together, for we shall be stirred very shortly with heave ho!
It’s just a question of getting the job done–a sort of ‘heave ho!
"heave ho, my hearties," cried Jim as we pulled up our stone anchors.
Once over himself, he used his hook to haul the Sepoys after him, with many a vigorous "Yo, heave ho!"
Old English hebban "to lift, raise; lift up, exalt" (class VI strong verb; past tense hof, past participle hafen), from Proto-Germanic *hafjan (cf. Old Norse hefja, Dutch heffen, German heben, Gothic hafjan "to lift, raise"), from PIE *kap-yo-, from root *kap- "to grasp" (see capable).
Related to Old English habban "to hold, possess." Intransitive use by c.1200. Meaning "to throw" is from 1590s. Sense of "retch, make an effort to vomit" is first attested c.1600. Related: Heaved; heaving. Nautical heave-ho was a chant in lifting (c.1300, hevelow).
1570s, from heave (v.).
A shelter: Heave. Any shelter used by a policeman to avoid the elements (1950s+ Police)
To vomit; barf (1868+)