- An exclamation used when pulling, especially by sailors while pulling on a rope.
- 1837, Nathaniel Hawthorne, “A Bell's Biography”, in The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales:
- Heave ho! up they hoisted their prize, dripping with moisture, and festooned with verdant water-moss.
- A cry of heave-ho.
- (informal) a rejection, a forced removal (often in the phrase below)
- 2002 August 8, Days of our Lives:
- Why would you think I'm still seeing Colin Murphy? I gave him the heave-ho, remember?