We can hear the swish of leather as saddles are heaved on our backs.
An official put the chain in a plastic bag and heaved it into the cold water.
"Right's the word, ould Nebucannezzar," he cried, and heaved up to his feet.
Cornelius heaved a sigh, which might have been called a groan.
He heaved a great sigh of relief, but still remained upon his knees, quivering and weak.
It was trying work, and she heaved a sigh at each fresh effort.
As they swept up alongside shots were heaved down into them, and the crashing of planks told that they had done their work.
He heaved a heavy sigh, and seemed to realize his surroundings.
The youth kissed the hand as it touched him, and then heaved a heavy sigh.
With that word on his lips he heaved heavily into the house.
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+)