hove or heave

  • echinocereus

    Senior Member
    English United States
    Hi, Sudakapregunton, the usual regular past tense form of "heave" is "heaved." "Hove" is an alternative form, used often in nautical expressions. "Hove" sounds like an older form to me. For your sentence I would have said "He heaved himself to his feet and headed for the TV." Un saludo. :)
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