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1‘she heaved the sofa back into place’
haul, pull, lug, manhandle, drag, draw, tug
lift, raise, hoist, heft
informal hump, yank
2‘she heaved half a brick at him’
throw, fling, cast, toss, hurl, lob, pitch, send, dash, let fly
bung, chuck, sling
North American peg
3‘he heaved a euphoric sigh of relief’
let out, breathe, give, sigh, gasp, emit, utter
4‘the sea heaved up and down beneath her’
rise and fall, roll, swell, surge, churn, boil, seethe, swirl, billow
5‘she crawled to the rail and heaved into the sea’
vomit, retch, gag, bring up, cough up
British be sick
North American get sick
informal throw up, puke, chunder, chuck up, hurl, spew, do the technicolor yawn, keck
British informal honk, sick up
Scottish informal boke
North American informal spit up, barf, upchuck, toss one's cookies, blow chunks
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