Heave vs. Throw

Heave vs. Throw — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Heave and Throw

Heaveverb

To raise or lift, especially with great effort or force

heaved the box of books onto the table.

Throwverb

To propel through the air with a motion of the hand or arm.

Heaveverb

To throw (a heavy object) with great effort; hurl

heave the shot.heaved a brick through the window.

Throwverb

To propel or discharge into the air by any means

a machine that throws tennis balls.ash that was thrown by an erupting volcano.

Heaveverb

To throw or toss

heaved his backpack into the corner.

Throwverb

To cause to move with great force or speed; propel or displace

threw themselves on the food.jetsam that had been thrown up onto the shore.

Heaveverb

To give out or utter with effort or pain

heaved a sigh.heaved a groan.

Throwverb

To force (an opponent) to the ground or floor, as in wrestling or the martial arts.

Heaveverb

To vomit (something).

Throwverb

To cause to fall off

The horse threw its rider.

Heaveverb

To raise or haul up by means of a rope, line, or cable

hove the anchor up and set sail.

Throwverb

(Informal) To cause confusion or perplexity in; disconcert or nonplus

We didn't let our worries throw us.

Heaveverb

To move (a ship) in a certain direction or into a certain position by hauling

hove the ship astern.

Throwverb

To put on or off hastily or carelessly

throw on a jacket.

Heaveverb

To make rise or swell

the wind heaving huge waves.an exhausted dog heaving its chest.

Throwverb

To put suddenly or forcefully into a given condition, position, or activity

threw him into a fit of laughter.threw some supper together.threw her leg over the arm of the chair.

Heaveverb

(Geology) To displace or move (a vein, lode, or stratum, for example).

Throwverb

To devote, apply, or direct

threw all their resources into the new endeavor.threw the blame onto the others.

Heaveverb

To rise up or swell, as if pushed up; bulge

The sidewalk froze and heaved.

Throwverb

To form on a potter's wheel

throw a vase.

Heaveverb

To rise and fall in turn, as waves.

Throwverb

To twist (fibers) into thread.

Heaveverb

To gag or vomit.

Throwverb

To roll (dice).

Heaveverb

To pant; gasp

heave for air.

Throwverb

To roll (a particular combination) with dice.

Heaveverb

To move in a certain direction or to a specified position

The frigate hove alongside.

Throwverb

To discard or play (a card).

Heaveverb

To pull at or haul a rope or cable

The brig is heaving around on the anchor.

Throwverb

To send forth; project

She threw me a look of encouragement.

Heaveverb

To push at a capstan bar or lever.

Throwverb

To cause (one's voice) to seem to come from a source other than oneself.

Heavenoun

The act or effort of raising or lifting something

with a great heave hauled the fish onto the deck.

Throwverb

To cause to fall on or over something; cast

The rising sun threw shadows across the lawn. We threw sheets over the furniture before we painted the ceiling.

Heavenoun

An act of hurling; a throw, especially when considered in terms of distance

a heave of 63 feet.

Throwverb

To bear (young). Used of cows or horses, for example.

Heavenoun

A horizontal dislocation, as of a rock stratum, at a fault.

Throwverb

To arrange or give (a party, for example).

Heavenoun

An upward movement of a surface, especially when caused by swelling and expansion of clay, removal of overburden, or freezing of subsurface water.

Throwverb

To move (a lever or switch) in order to activate, deactivate, or control a device.

Heavenoun

An upward movement, especially of a ship or aircraft.

Throwverb

(Informal) To lose or give up (a contest, for example) purposely.

Heavenoun

The act or an instance of gagging or vomiting.

Throwverb

To abandon oneself to; have

heard the news and threw a fit.

Heavenoun

heaves (used with a sing. or pl. verb) See recurrent airway obstruction.

Throwverb

To commit (oneself), especially for leniency or support

threw himself on the mercy of the court.

Heaveverb

(transitive) To lift with difficulty; to raise with some effort; to lift (a heavy thing).

We heaved the chest-of-drawers on to the second-floor landing.

Throwverb

To deliver (a punch), as in boxing

threw a left hook.

Heaveverb

(transitive) To throw, cast.

They heaved rocks into the pond.The cap'n hove the body overboard.

Throwverb

To cast, fling, or hurl something.

Heaveverb

(intransitive) To rise and fall.

Her chest heaved with emotion.

Thrownoun

The act or an instance of throwing.

Heaveverb

(transitive) To utter with effort.

She heaved a sigh and stared out of the window.

Thrownoun

The distance to which something is or can be thrown

a stone's throw away.

Heaveverb

To pull up with a rope or cable.

Heave up the anchor there, boys!

Thrownoun

A roll or cast of dice.

Heaveverb

To lift (generally); to raise, or cause to move upwards (particularly in ships or vehicles) or forwards.

Thrownoun

The combination of numbers so obtained.

Heaveverb

(intransitive) To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.

Thrownoun

(Informal) A single chance, venture, or instance

"could afford up to forty-five bucks a throw to wax sentimental over their heritage" (John Simon).

Heaveverb

To displace (a vein, stratum).

Thrownoun

(Sports) The act of throwing or a technique used to throw an opponent in wrestling or the martial arts.

Heaveverb

To cause to swell or rise, especially in repeated exertions.

The wind heaved the waves.

Thrownoun

A light blanket or coverlet, such as an afghan.

Heaveverb

To move in a certain direction or into a certain position or situation.

to heave the ship ahead

Thrownoun

A scarf or shawl.

Heaveverb

(intransitive) To retch, to make an effort to vomit; to vomit.

The smell of the old cheese was enough to make you heave.

Thrownoun

The radius of a circle described by a crank, cam, or similar machine part.

Heaveverb

(intransitive) To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.

Thrownoun

The maximum displacement of a machine part moved by another part, such as a crank or cam.

Heaveverb

To rob; to steal from; to plunder.

Thrownoun

(Geology) The amount of vertical displacement of a fault.

Heavenoun

An effort to raise something, such as a weight or one's own body, or to move something heavy.

Throwverb

(transitive) To hurl; to cause an object to move rapidly through the air.

throw a shoe; throw a javelin; the horse threw its rider

Heavenoun

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, etc.

Throwverb

(transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.

Heavenoun

A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.

Throwverb

(transitive) To move to another position or condition; to displace.

throw the switch

Heavenoun

(nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel goes up and down in a short period of time. Compare pitch.

Throwverb

(ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.

Heavenoun

An effort to vomit; retching.

Throwverb

to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.

Heavenoun

Broken wind in horses.

Throwverb

To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.

If the file is read-only, the method throws an invalid-operation exception.

Heavenoun

(cricket) A forceful shot in which the ball follows a high trajectory

Throwverb

(sports) To intentionally lose a game.

The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.

Heavenoun

an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling);

the heaving of waves on a rough sea

Throwverb

To confuse or mislead.

The deliberate red herring threw me at first.

Heavenoun

(geology) a horizontal dislocation

Throwverb

(figuratively) To send desperately.

Their sergeant threw the troops into pitched battle.

Heavenoun

the act of lifting something with great effort

Throwverb

(transitive) To imprison.

The magistrate ordered the suspect to be thrown into jail.

Heavenoun

an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting;

a bad case of the heaves

Throwverb

To organize an event, especially a party.

Heavenoun

the act of raising something;

he responded with a lift of his eyebrowfireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Throwverb

(ambitransitive) To roll (a die or dice).

Heavenoun

throwing something heavy (with great effort);

he gave it a mighty heavehe was not good at heaving passes

Throwverb

(transitive) To cause a certain number on the die or dice to be shown after rolling it.

Heaveverb

utter a sound, as with obvious effort;

She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do

Throwverb

To discard.

Heaveverb

throw with great effort

Throwverb

(martial arts) To lift the opponent off the ground and bring him back down, especially into a position behind the thrower.

Heaveverb

rise and move, as in waves or billows;

The army surged forward

Throwverb

To change in order to give the illusion that the voice is that of someone else.

Heaveverb

lift or elevate

Throwverb

(transitive) To show sudden emotion, especially anger.

Heaveverb

nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position;

The vessel hove into sight

Throwverb

(transitive) To project or send forth.

Heaveverb

breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;

The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily

Throwverb

To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

Heaveverb

bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat;

The highway buckled during the heatwave

Throwverb

To twist two or more filaments of (silk, etc.) so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.

Heaveverb

make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

Throwverb

To select (a pitcher); to assign a pitcher to a given role (such as starter or reliever).

Throwverb

(transitive) To install (a bridge).

Throwverb

To twist or turn.

a thrown nail

Throwverb

To give birth to.

Thrownoun

The flight of a thrown object.

What a great throw by the quarterback!

Thrownoun

The act of throwing something.

With an accurate throw, he lassoed the cow.The gambler staked everything on one throw of the dice.

Thrownoun

One's ability to throw.

He's got a girl's throw.He's always had a pretty decent throw.

Thrownoun

A distance travelled; displacement.

the throw of the piston

Thrownoun

A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.

Thrownoun

A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.

Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.

Thrownoun

Pain, especially pain associated with childbirth; throe.

Thrownoun

(veterinary) The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.

Thrownoun

(obsolete) A moment, time, occasion.

Thrownoun

(obsolete) A period of time; a while.

Thrownoun

the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist);

the catcher made a good throw to second base

Thrownoun

a single chance or instance;

he couldn't afford $50 a throw

Thrownoun

the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

Thrownoun

the distance that something can be thrown;

it is just a stone's throw from here

Thrownoun

bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

Thrownoun

the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly;

he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice

Throwverb

project through the air;

throw a frisbee

Throwverb

move violently, energetically, or carelessly;

She threw herself forwards

Throwverb

get rid of;

he shed his image as a pushy bossshed your clothes

Throwverb

place or put with great energy;

She threw the blanket around the childthrust the money in the hands of the beggar

Throwverb

convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture;

Throw a glanceShe gave me a dirty look

Throwverb

cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation;

switch on the lightthrow the lever

Throwverb

put or send forth;

She threw the flashlight beam into the cornerThe setting sun threw long shadowscast a spellcast a warm light

Throwverb

to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly;

Jane threw dinner togetherthrow the car into reverse

Throwverb

cause to be confused emotionally

Throwverb

utter with force; utter vehemently;

hurl insultsthrow accusations at someone

Throwverb

organize or be responsible for;

hold a receptionhave, throw, or make a partygive a course

Throwverb

make on a potter's wheel;

she threw a beautiful teapot

Throwverb

cause to fall off;

The horse threw its unexperienced rider

Throwverb

throw (a die) out onto a flat surface;

Throw a six

Throwverb

be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly;

These questions confuse even the expertsThis question completely threw meThis question befuddled even the teacher