AskDefine | Define upheave

Dictionary Definition

upheave v : lift forcefully from beneath [also: uphove]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

up + heave

Verb

(transitive or intransitive)
  1. to lift or thrust something upward forcefully, or be similarly lifted or thrust upward.

Derived terms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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