Definition of upheave in English:



[with object]literary
  • Heave or lift up (something, especially part of the earth's surface)

    ‘the area was first upheaved from the primeval ocean’
    • ‘Everything is tilted upward, as if the painting were upheaving its contents - more fish, fruit and meat - at the viewer.’
    • ‘A week later I was in the backyard when I noticed the dirt near Keith's burial place had been upheaved.’
    • ‘She's taken to upheaving the cabinets nearest the dishwasher.’
    haul, pull, lug, manhandle, drag, draw, tug
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