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PRONUNCIATION OF HEAVE TO

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEAVE TO

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Heave to is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb heave to in English.

WHAT DOES HEAVE TO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Heaving to

In sailing, heaving to is a way of slowing a sail boat's forward progress, as well as fixing the helm and sail positions so that the boat does not actively have to be steered. It is commonly used for a "break"; this may be to wait for the tide before proceeding, to wait out a strong or contrary wind. For a solo or shorthanded sailor it can provide time to go below deck, to attend to issues elsewhere on the boat, or for example to take a lunch break. The term is also used in the context of vessels under power and refers to bringing the vessel to a complete stop. For example, in waters over which the United States has jurisdiction the Coast Guard may, under 14 U.S.C. § 89, demand that a boat "heave to" in order to enforce federal laws.

Definition of heave to in the English dictionary

The definition of heave to in the dictionary is to stop or to stop, as by trimming the sails, etc Also: lay to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HEAVE TO

PRESENT

Present
I heave to
you heave to
he/she/it heaves to
we heave to
you heave to
they heave to
Present continuous
I am heaving to
you are heaving to
he/she/it is heaving to
we are heaving to
you are heaving to
they are heaving to
Present perfect
I have heaved to
you have heaved to
he/she/it has heaved to
we have heaved to
you have heaved to
they have heaved to
Present perfect continuous
I have been heaving to
you have been heaving to
he/she/it has been heaving to
we have been heaving to
you have been heaving to
they have been heaving to
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I heaved to
you heaved to
he/she/it heaved to
we heaved to
you heaved to
they heaved to
Past continuous
I was heaving to
you were heaving to
he/she/it was heaving to
we were heaving to
you were heaving to
they were heaving to
Past perfect
I had heaved to
you had heaved to
he/she/it had heaved to
we had heaved to
you had heaved to
they had heaved to
Past perfect continuous
I had been heaving to
you had been heaving to
he/she/it had been heaving to
we had been heaving to
you had been heaving to
they had been heaving to
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will heave to
you will heave to
he/she/it will heave to
we will heave to
you will heave to
they will heave to
Future continuous
I will be heaving to
you will be heaving to
he/she/it will be heaving to
we will be heaving to
you will be heaving to
they will be heaving to
Future perfect
I will have heaved to
you will have heaved to
he/she/it will have heaved to
we will have heaved to
you will have heaved to
they will have heaved to
Future perfect continuous
I will have been heaving to
you will have been heaving to
he/she/it will have been heaving to
we will have been heaving to
you will have been heaving to
they will have been heaving to
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would heave to
you would heave to
he/she/it would heave to
we would heave to
you would heave to
they would heave to
Conditional continuous
I would be heaving to
you would be heaving to
he/she/it would be heaving to
we would be heaving to
you would be heaving to
they would be heaving to
Conditional perfect
I would have heave to
you would have heave to
he/she/it would have heave to
we would have heave to
you would have heave to
they would have heave to
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been heaving to
you would have been heaving to
he/she/it would have been heaving to
we would have been heaving to
you would have been heaving to
they would have been heaving to
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you heave to
we let´s heave to
you heave to
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to heave to
Past participle
heaved to
Present Participle
heaving to
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEAVE TO

heave
heave down
heave the log
heave-ho
heaven
heaven-sent
heavenliness
heavenly
heavenly body
Heavenly Father
heavens
heavenward
heavenwards
heaver
heaves
heavier
heavier-than-air
heavies
heaviest
heavily

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEAVE TO

accessible to
bring home to
come home to
come to
do justice to
do violence to
due to
give pause to
give rise to
give the lie to
lay siege to
lie to
not hold a candle to
opposite to
rise to
set fire to
take to
tumble to
turn a blind eye to
with an eye to

Synonyms and antonyms of heave to in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «heave to» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEAVE TO

Find out the translation of heave to to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of heave to from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «heave to» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

停航
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pairo
570 millions of speakers

English

heave to
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

को भरना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يتنفس ل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лечь в дрейф
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

heave
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লগ উত্তোলন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se mettre en panne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menaikkan log
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bedrehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

につく
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

로 당겨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nduwe log
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dơ lên ​​để
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பதிவு விடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लॉग जतन करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Günlüğü kaydetmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tirare a
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dźwignąć się
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лягти в дрейф
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

heave a
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σηκώνω στην
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bijdraaien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

heave till
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lempe til
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of heave to

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEAVE TO»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEAVE TO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about heave to

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEAVE TO»

Discover the use of heave to in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to heave to and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers ...
(Blackbeard, “Blackbeard the Pirate” 44:49) heave to ['eave/heeff ter] To “heave to” is to bring a vessel to a stop, specifically by pointing its bow into the wind so that it remains motionless except for drifting. The phrase is often used figuratively  ...
George Choundas, 2010
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American code of marine signals ...
10785 Heave to. 10786 Heave to on starboard tack. 10789 Heave to on larboard tack. 10792 Heave all aback. 10793 Will you heave to ? 10794 I shall heave to all night. 10795 I shall heave to at. 10796 Heave the lead. 10798 I shall heave the ...
Henry J. Rogers, 1855
3
A telegraphic vocabulary, adapted for the line of semaphoric ...
6083 the health officer is coming 6118 will you heave to ? off to you 9 Heavy, ily, iness 4 we are healthy a heavy gale 5 we are not healthy (See No. 5559, Part I.) 6 Heap, s 6120 heavy squall, s 7 Hear, s, ing 1 heavily laden with 8 did you hear  ...
William Lord (lieut, R.N.), 1845
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The International Code of Signals, for the Use of all ...
80 i HEAVE—cont. Heave-to. Heaving to. Hove-to. qu Heave-to! I have something important to communicate. - QB Heave-to on port tack. - - mwn Heave- to on starboard tack. MWS —Heave-to, or take the consequences. Heave-to. I will send a ...
‎1873
5
The universal code of signals for the mercantile marine of ...
2563 Heave-to 2564 Heave-to on starboard tack 2567 Heave-to on port tack 2568 Heave all aback Avast heaving, 753 2569 I am hove short 2570 I cannot heave up 2571 Will you heave- to ? 2573 I shall heave-to all night 2574 Heave-to and I ...
Frederick Marryat, G B. Richardson, 1864
6
A code of signals for the use of vessels employed in the ...
573 I am (or vessel indicated is) unhealthy. 574 Have you heard of? 576 I have not heard of. 578 (Vessel indicated) has never been heard of. 579 I am hove short. 580 I cannot heave up. 581 Will you heave to ? 582 I shall heave to all night.
Frederick Marryat, 1826
7
Design Applications of Raft Foundations
Where the soil experiences a substantial unload up to 15 years prior to the reloading, there will not have been time for the full 'swelling heave' to have occurred, and some potential remains for further heave to occur. In these conditions, the ...
J. A. Hemsley, 2000
8
Sheep Set
Lieutenant Wilkes hailed her, and ordered her to heave to. She did not heave to, but kept on till abreast the gangway ; when Captain Wilkes hailed her again, and ordered her to ' heave to.' A short interval elapsed, when he hailed a third time, ...
‎1847
9
Storm Tactics Handbook
If we are beam-reaching, we heave-to before the waves break hard against the hull. We'll often heave-to earlier on a beam reach than we do on a beat, because the flat side of our cabin, the portlights, and the dinghy (which is stored on the ...
Larry Pardey, 1997
10
The Naval Chronicle, Containing a General and Biographical ...
:8 A Tan-rise on slcmtts, kc. ; 3: Form the order of battle upon the larboard tack. I 33 Form the order of retreat, s34. Starboard line heave to. 13; Centre line heave to. 136 Larboard line heave to. I37 Starboard line make sail and follow in ...
‎1801

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEAVE TO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term heave to is used in the context of the following news items.
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Top five Oakland Raiders plays with names
Stabler's late-game high-arching heave to tight end Dave Casper -- whose nickname "Ghost" was inspired by the cartoon "Casper the Friendly ... «NFL.com, Jul 15»
2
Batting collapse results in a second successive defeat
And when Chenery went for nine, playing a horrible heave to a Charlwood full toss, Diss still required 50 with seven wickets down. Blakely and ... «Diss Express, Jul 15»
3
Bozeman javelin thrower commits to Montana
It took just one heave to put Brady Coffman in the Bozeman High record book. His javelin toss on a windy March day did much more than just ... «The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Jul 15»
4
Josh Freeman trying to make Dolphins with “beginner's mentality”
His best throws in Tampa were long jump balls he would just heave to Vincent Jackson or Mike Williams… Once Freeman realized he was not ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
5
VIDEO SPECIAL: Wayne Justice Brings Extensive Experience To …
Firing warning shots in the Florida Straights to get a Jamaican coastal freighter to heave to and be boarded. Over the course of his Coast Guard ... «SpaceCoastDaily.com, Jul 15»
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Retired Adm. Wayne Justice Brings Extensive Experience To Port …
Firing warning shots in the Florida Straights to get a Jamaican coastal freighter to heave to and be boarded. Over the course of his Coast Guard ... «SpaceCoastDaily.com, Jun 15»
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My personal trainer is a push mower and nearly an acre of grass
When I hear him sputter and heave to a stop, I feel I've won. City people have told me they think living in the country would be nice except for ... «Kansas City Star, Jun 15»
8
Glamorgan closing in on fourth successive win
That led to the ninth-wicket pair of Andrew Salter and Hogan having a heave to provide plenty of entertainment and take the game away from ... «South Wales Argus, Jun 15»
9
India vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI As it Happened: Pride-Salvaging Win …
The India vice-captain goes for a big cross-batted heave to Shakib and only sees his timber disturbed. Pathetic shot that from Kohli, who ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jun 15»
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NFL 101: Introducing the Basics of Prevent Defenses
Don't try to pad your stats with an attempted pick off a heave to the end zone. • The nickel is the "savior," or the last hope if a circus act breaks ... «Bleacher Report, Jun 15»

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