American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To lift forcefully from beneath; heave upward.
- v. To be lifted or thrust upward.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To heave or lift up; raise up or aloft.
- To be lifted up; rise.
- v. transitive To heave or lift up; raise up or aloft.
- v. transitive To lift or thrust something upward forcefully, or be similarly lifted or thrust upward.
- v. intransitive To be lifted up; rise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To heave or lift up from beneath; to raise.
- v. lift forcefully from beneath
- From Middle English upheven, from Old English ūphebban, ūpāhebban ("to lift up, raise up, exalt, rise in the air, fly"), equivalent to up- + heave. Cognate with Dutch opheffen ("to lift, raise"), German aufheben ("to lift, raise, cancel, repeal"). (Wiktionary)
“In addition, by applying its algorithmic, datacentric approach to economics, Google had quietly begun a revolution that would transform and upheave the worlds of media and advertising.”
“[T] here are many examples of the sublime which are independent of passion, such as the daring words of Homer with regard to the Aloadae, to take one out of numberless instances, "Yea, Ossa in fury they strove to upheave on Olympus on high,/With forest-clad Pelion above, that thence they might step to the sky.”
“And trafficking of the world, upheave existing institutions, and overturn all the social relations of life.”
“It shows there canât be any snow in Rome because otherwise it would buckle and upheave the street, it shows this, it shows that.”
“I bought a pc a couple of years back that had “upheave to USB” on the door covering the USB ports. —”
“And your hesitant heart flutters, not wanting to upheave.”
“In this case, when I have really needed to mobilize myself in times of challenge or fear, I have found myself repeating "Your hesitant heart flutters, not wanting to upheave.”
“Putin delivers these and after the Gorbi angst all for the better but angst and upheave he has restored order that we might not like or understand but they do.”
“With its aura of chintzy opulence, The Best of Everything catches exactly the last seconds of the 50's, when America's self-confidence had gone a bit off and words like "integration" and "blue jean" are about to upheave the lot.”
“Therefore a time would come when the elastic and explosive forces of the imprisoned gases would upheave this ponderous cover and drive out for themselves openings through tall chimneys.”
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