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To heave out a sail
To heave taut
To heave the lead
To heave the log
To heave up
To heave up anchor
To hedge a bet
to heel
To held in
To help forward
To help off
To help on
To help out
To help over
To help to
To hem about
To hem out
To hide one's self
To hide the face
To hide the face from
To hint at
To his hand
To his head
To hit off
To hit on
To hit out
To hit the nail on the head
To hitch up
To hoe one's row
To hold

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

7. To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food. To help forward, to assist in advancing. To help off, to help to go or pass away, as time; to assist in removing. --Locke. To help on, to forward; to promote by aid. To help out, to aid, as in delivering from a difficulty, or to aid in completing a design or task. The god of learning and of light Would want a god himself to help him out. --Swift. To help over, to enable to surmount; as, to help one over an obstacle. To help to, to supply with; to furnish with; as, to help one to soup. To help up, to help (one) to get up; to assist in rising, as after a fall, and the like. ``A man is well holp up that trusts to you.'' --Shak. Syn: To aid; assist; succor; relieve; serve; support; sustain; befriend. Usage: To Help, Aid, Assist. These words all agree in the idea of affording relief or support to a person under difficulties. Help turns attention especially to the source of relief. If I fall into a pit, I call for help; and he who helps me out does it by an act of his own. Aid turns attention to the other side, and supposes co["o]peration on the part of him who is relieved; as, he aided me in getting out of the pit; I got out by the aid of a ladder which he brought. Assist has a primary reference to relief afforded by a person who ``stands by'' in order to relieve. It denotes both help and aid. Thus, we say of a person who is weak, I assisted him upstairs, or, he mounted the stairs by my assistance. When help is used as a noun, it points less distinctively and exclusively to the source of relief, or, in other words, agrees more closely with aid. Thus we say, I got out of a pit by the help of my friend.



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