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 for heave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heave \Heave\ (h[=e]v), v. t. [imp. Heaved (h[=e]vd), or
     Hove (h[=o]v); p. p. Heaved, Hove, formerly Hoven
     (h[=o]"v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Heaving.] [OE. heven, hebben,
     AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan,
     hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. h[aum]fva, Dan. h[ae]ve,
     Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle.
     Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft,
     Receipt.]
     1. To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to
        lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave
        heaved the boat on land.
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              One heaved ahigh, to be hurled down below. --Shak.
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     Note: Heave, as now used, implies that the thing raised is
           heavy or hard to move; but formerly it was used in a
           less restricted sense.
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                 Here a little child I stand,
                 Heaving up my either hand.         --Herrick.
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     2. To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial,
        except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead;
        to heave the log.
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     3. To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move;
        also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical
        phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.
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     4. To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort;
        as, to heave a sigh.
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              The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.
                                                    --Shak.
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     5. To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
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              The glittering, finny swarms
              That heave our friths, and crowd upon our shores.
                                                    --Thomson.
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     To heave a cable short (Naut.), to haul in cable till the
        ship is almost perpendicularly above the anchor.
  
     To heave a ship ahead (Naut.), to warp her ahead when not
        under sail, as by means of cables.
  
     To heave a ship down (Naut.), to throw or lay her down on
        one side; to careen her.
  
     To heave a ship to (Naut.), to bring the ship's head to the
        wind, and stop her motion.
  
     To heave about (Naut.), to put about suddenly.
  
     To heave in (Naut.), to shorten (cable).
  
     To heave in stays (Naut.), to put a vessel on the other
        tack.
  
     To heave out a sail (Naut.), to unfurl it.
  
     To heave taut (Naut.), to turn a capstan, etc., till the
        rope becomes strained. See Taut, and Tight.
  
     To heave the lead (Naut.), to take soundings with lead and
        line.
  
     To heave the log. (Naut.) See Log.
  
     To heave up anchor (Naut.), to raise it from the bottom of
        the sea or elsewhere.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heave \Heave\ (h[=e]v), v. i.
     1. To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or
        mound.
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              And the huge columns heave into the sky. --Pope.
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              Where heaves the turf in many a moldering heap.
                                                    --Gray.
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              The heaving sods of Bunker Hill.      --E. Everett.
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     2. To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in
        heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the
        billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to
        swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor;
        to struggle.
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              Frequent for breath his panting bosom heaves.
                                                    --Prior.
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              The heaving plain of ocean.           --Byron.
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     3. To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to
        strain to do something difficult.
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              The Church of England had struggled and heaved at a
              reformation ever since Wyclif's days. --Atterbury.
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     4. To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
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     To heave at.
        (a) To make an effort at.
        (b) To attack, to oppose. [Obs.] --Fuller.
  
     To heave in sight (as a ship at sea), to come in sight; to
        appear.
  
     To heave up, to vomit. [Low]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heave \Heave\, n.
     1. An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self,
        or to move something heavy.
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              After many strains and heaves
              He got up to his saddle eaves.        --Hudibras.
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     2. An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of
        the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the
        earth in an earthquake, and the like.
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              There's matter in these sighs, these profound
              heaves,
              You must translate.                   --Shak.
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              None could guess whether the next heave of the
              earthquake would settle . . . or swallow them.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. (Geol.) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode,
        taking place at an intersection with another lode.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fault \Fault\, n. [OE. faut, faute, F. faute (cf. It., Sp., &
     Pg. falta), fr. a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., fr. L.
     fallere to deceive. See Fail, and cf. Default.]
     1. Defect; want; lack; default.
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              One, it pleases me, for fault of a better, to call
              my friend.                            --Shak.
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     2. Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs
        excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
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              As patches set upon a little breach
              Discredit more in hiding of the fault. --Shak.
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     3. A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a
        deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a
        crime.
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     4. (Geol. & Mining)
        (a) A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
        (b) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities
            in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc.
            --Raymond.
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     5. (Hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
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              Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled,
              With much ado, the cold fault cleary out. --Shak.
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     6. (Tennis) Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
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     7. (Elec.) A defective point in an electric circuit due to a
        crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with
        another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the
        circuit.
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     8. (Geol. & Mining) A dislocation caused by a slipping of
        rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated
        structure resulting from such slipping.
  
     Note: The surface along which the dislocated masses have
           moved is called the
  
     fault plane. When this plane is vertical, the fault is a
  
     vertical fault; when its inclination is such that the
        present relative position of the two masses could have
        been produced by the sliding down, along the fault plane,
        of the mass on its upper side, the fault is a
  
     normal fault, or gravity fault. When the fault plane is
        so inclined that the mass on its upper side has moved up
        relatively, the fault is then called a
  
     reverse fault (or reversed fault), thrust fault, or
     overthrust fault. If no vertical displacement has resulted,
        the fault is then called a
  
     horizontal fault. The linear extent of the dislocation
        measured on the fault plane and in the direction of
        movement is the
  
     displacement; the vertical displacement is the
  
     throw; the horizontal displacement is the
  
     heave. The direction of the line of intersection of the
        fault plane with a horizontal plane is the
  
     trend of the fault. A fault is a
  
     strike fault when its trend coincides approximately with
        the strike of associated strata (i.e., the line of
        intersection of the plane of the strata with a horizontal
        plane); it is a
  
     dip fault when its trend is at right angles to the strike;
        an
  
     oblique fault when its trend is oblique to the strike.
        Oblique faults and dip faults are sometimes called
  
     cross faults. A series of closely associated parallel
        faults are sometimes called
  
     step faults and sometimes
  
     distributive faults.
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     At fault, unable to find the scent and continue chase;
        hence, in trouble or embarrassment, and unable to proceed;
        puzzled; thrown off the track.
  
     To find fault, to find reason for blaming or complaining;
        to express dissatisfaction; to complain; -- followed by
        with before the thing complained of; but formerly by at.
        "Matter to find fault at." --Robynson (More's Utopia).
  
     Syn: -- Error; blemish; defect; imperfection; weakness;
          blunder; failing; vice.
  
     Usage: Fault, Failing, Defect, Foible. A fault is
            positive, something morally wrong; a failing is
            negative, some weakness or falling short in a man's
            character, disposition, or habits; a defect is also
            negative, and as applied to character is the absence
            of anything which is necessary to its completeness or
            perfection; a foible is a less important weakness,
            which we overlook or smile at. A man may have many
            failings, and yet commit but few faults; or his faults
            and failings may be few, while his foibles are obvious
            to all. The faults of a friend are often palliated or
            explained away into mere defects, and the defects or
            foibles of an enemy exaggerated into faults. "I have
            failings in common with every human being, besides my
            own peculiar faults; but of avarice I have generally
            held myself guiltless." --Fox. "Presumption and
            self-applause are the foibles of mankind."
            --Waterland.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  heave
      n 1: an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and
           falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea" [syn:
           heave, heaving]
      2: (geology) a horizontal dislocation
      3: the act of lifting something with great effort [syn: heave,
         heaving]
      4: an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of
         the heaves" [syn: heave, retch]
      5: the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of
         his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for
         getting ladders up" [syn: lift, raise, heave]
      6: throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a
         mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes" [syn:
         heave, heaving]
      v 1: utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep
           sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
      2: throw with great effort
      3: rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged
         forward" [syn: billow, surge, heave]
      4: lift or elevate [syn: heave, heave up, heft, heft up]
      5: move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or
         position; "The vessel hove into sight"
      6: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners
         reached the finish line, panting heavily" [syn: pant,
         puff, gasp, heave]
      7: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The
         highway buckled during the heat wave" [syn: heave,
         buckle, warp]
      8: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit [syn:
         gag, heave, retch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  291 Moby Thesaurus words for "heave":
     a leg up, aye, barf, be nauseated, be poised, be seasick, be sick,
     billow, blow, board, boom, boost, bore, bowl, break, breakers,
     breathe, bring up, bung, buoy up, cascade, cast, cast at,
     cast loose, cast up, catapult, change of pace, change-up, choke on,
     chop, choppiness, chopping sea, chuck, chuck at, chuck up, chunk,
     clap on ratlines, clear hawse, comb, comber, crash, curve,
     cut loose, dart, dash, dirty water, disgorge, downcurve, draft,
     drag, draggle, draw, eagre, ebb and flow, egest, elevate, erect,
     escalate, fastball, feed the fish, feel disgust, fidget, fire,
     fire at, fling, fling at, flip, flip out, flounder, flutter, fork,
     forward pass, freak out on, gag, gasp, get high on, glow,
     go pitapat, gravity wave, groan, ground swell, hale, haul,
     haul down, have the fidgets, have the shakes, heave apeak,
     heave at, heave round, heave short, heave the gorge, heavy sea,
     heavy swell, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hobbyhorse, hoick, hoist,
     hold up, huff, hurl, hurl against, hurl at, hurtle, incurve, jerk,
     jerk up, keck, kedge, knock up, knuckleball, lance, lateral,
     lateral pass, launch, lay, lay aloft, let fly, let fly at,
     levitate, lift, lift up, lob, loft, log, lop, lug, lurch,
     make heavy weather, moan, move, outcurve, overexert, overexertion,
     overextend, overextension, overstrain, overstress, overtax,
     overtaxing, palpitate, pant, pass, peak, peg, pelt, perk up, pitch,
     pitch and toss, pitchfork, plunge, popple, pound, press, puff,
     puke, pull, put, put the shot, quake, quaver, quiver, rack, raise,
     raise up, ratline down, rear, rear up, reel, regurgitate, reject,
     retch, riffle, ripple, rise, rise and fall, rock, roll, roller,
     rough water, scend, screwball, sea, send, serve, service, set up,
     shake, shiver, shot-put, shy, shy at, sick up, sicken at, sigh,
     sinker, sky, slider, sling, sling at, smash, snake, snap,
     spar down, spew, spitball, spitter, squirm, stick up, strain,
     strain every nerve, straining, stream the log, stress,
     stress and strain, stressfulness, stretch, surf, surge, sway,
     sweat blood, swell, swell with emotion, swing, take in tow, tax,
     taxing, tense, tension, thrill, thrill to, throb, throw, throw at,
     throw up, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, tilt, tingle,
     tingle with excitement, toss, toss and tumble, toss and turn,
     toss at, tow, trail, train, traverse a yard, trawl, tremble, troll,
     trough, tsunami, tug, tumble, turn on to, twist and turn, twitch,
     twitter, undulate, undulation, unlash, up, upbuoy, upcast, upchuck,
     upcurve, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear,
     upthrow, utter, vomit, wallow, warp, water wave, wave, wavelet,
     welter, white horses, whitecaps, wiggle, wriggle, writhe, yaw
  
  

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