(third-person singular simple present upheaves, present participle upheaving, simple past upheaved or uphove, past participle upheaved or uphoven) (transitive or intransitive)
- To heave or lift up; raise up or aloft.
- To lift or thrust something upward forcefully, or be similarly lifted or thrust upward.
- (intransitive) To be lifted up; rise.
From Middle English upheven, from Old English Å«phebban, Å«pÄhebban (“to lift up, raise up, exalt, rise in the air, fly"), equivalent to up- +"Ž heave. Cognate with Dutch opheffen (“to lift, raise"), German aufheben (“to lift, raise, cancel, repeal").