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Synonyms for heaving

an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)


breathing heavily (as after exertion)

the act of lifting something with great effort

throwing something heavy (with great effort)


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As I hinted before, this whalebone marquee was never pitched except in port; and on board the Pequod, for thirty years, the order to strike the tent was well known to be the next thing to heaving up the anchor.
And then, in the loneliness of the dark, on the heaving breast of the sea that he recognized as one more of the eternal enemies, he began to whimper and cry plaintively like a lost child.
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
This project is to reconstruct Rabbit Street to reduce severe heaving to the road surface.
Frost heaving is due to the growth of ice crystals not due to a change in the volume of frozen water.