from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang Dismissal from one's job or from one's position: got the heave-ho in a very unceremonious manner; gave the employee the old heave-ho.
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- interj. exclamation used when pulling, especially by sailors while pulling on a rope
- n. A cry of heave-ho.
- n. A rejection, a forced removal (often in the phrase give/get the (old) heave-ho)
- v. to pull forcefully
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