to pull or lift something very heavy with one great effort
pull/lift[intransitive and transitive]
heave somebody/something out of/into/onto etc something
Alan heaved his suitcase onto his bed.
Mary heaved herself out of bed.
heave on/at British English
He heaved on the steering wheel and swung the car into a side street.
to throw something heavy using a lot of effort:
John heaved the metal bar over the fence.
to breathe in and then breathe out noisily and slowly once:
Rebecca heaved a sigh of relief.
to move up and down with very strong movements:
move up and down[intransitive]
Michael's shoulders heaved with silent laughter.
The sea heaved up and down beneath the boat.
6 past tense and past participle hove literary
to appear, especially by getting closer from a distance:
A few moments later a large ship hove into view.
heave tophrasal verb
if a ship heaves to, it stops moving