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1.To throw a dock line, anchor line, or life ring.

2.To pull, raise, or lift, e.g. heave in the anchor line, or heave on the capstan or a block and tackle.

3.Heave to - to bring the ship to a stop in heavy weather, e.g. reduce sails or power.

4.Also hove, e.g. the ships hove into view above the horizon or alongside.

5.Heave Ho. A command to push or pull together, e.g. on the anchor line (the slang term came from sea chanties sung while pulling up the anchor).

6.See Vessel Movement.
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