|—vb , chiefly nautical heaves, heaving, heaved, hove|
|1.||(tr) to lift or move with a great effort|
|2.||(tr) to throw (something heavy) with effort|
|3.||to utter (sounds, sighs, etc) or breathe noisily or unhappily: to heave a sigh|
|4.||to rise and fall or cause to rise and fall heavily|
|5.||(past tense and past participle hove) nautical|
|a. to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position: to heave in sight|
|b. (intr) (of a vessel) to pitch or roll|
|6.||(tr) to displace (rock strata, mineral veins, etc) in a horizontal direction|
|7.||(intr) to retch|
|8.||the act or an instance of heaving|
|10.||the horizontal displacement of rock strata at a fault|
|[Old English hebban; related to Old Norse hefja, Old Saxon hebbian, Old High German heffen to raise, Latin capere to take, Sanskrit kapatī two hands full]|
chronic disorder of the lungs of horses and cows, characterized by difficult breathing and wheezy cough. The symptoms are worsened by vigorous exercise, sudden weather changes, and overfeeding. Heaves resulting from bronchitis may be associated with the feeding of dusty or moldy hay. In horses the condition may be of allergic origin. Chronic pulmonary emphysema also induces heaves. See emphysema.
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