heaves (the heaves)


heaves (the heaves)
n
an attack of retching or vomiting. A lit-eral description of these spasms, although the expression is, by its con-text, considered slang.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Heaves — Heaves, n. A disease of horses, characterized by difficult breathing, with heaving of the flank, wheezing, flatulency, and a peculiar cough; broken wind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • heaves — noun a) A period of retching. I have the dry heaves, I rather just throw up and get it over with. b) A disease of horses characterized by coughing and difficult breathing. See Also: dry heaves …   Wiktionary

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