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heave

the horizontal displacement of rock strata at a fault

heave

[hēv]
(geology)
The horizontal component of the slip, measured at right angles to the strike of the fault.
(mining engineering)
A rising of the floor of a mine caused by its being too soft to resist the weight on the pillars.
A predominantly upward movement of the surface of the soil due to expansion or displacement.
(oceanography)
The motion imparted to a floating body by wave action.

heave

The upward movement of soil caused by expansion or displacement resulting from phenomena such as moisture absorption, the removal of overburden, the driving of piles, and the action of frost.
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Cheltenham have also been able to heave a sigh of relief for Saturday's home game with Leyton Orient following a fitness update on Lee Howells.
You're sure to heave a sigh of relief when you hear Kissinger sing in profundo, "It's a small world after all."
Coach Norman Black could only heave a sigh of relief after Jeff Chan missed a potential game-winning three at the buzzer and Meralco escaped Phoenix, 92-90, Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
They demanded of the government to take practical step to resolve the issue so that people could heave a sigh of relief.
But that does not in any way mean that the scouts can heave a sigh of relief.