To heave in sight
Heave Heave (h[=e]v), v. i. 1. To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound. [1913 Webster]

And the huge columns heave into the sky. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Where heaves the turf in many a moldering heap. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

The heaving sods of Bunker Hill. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]

2. To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle. [1913 Webster]

Frequent for breath his panting bosom heaves. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

The heaving plain of ocean. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

3. To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult. [1913 Webster]

The Church of England had struggled and heaved at a reformation ever since Wyclif's days. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

4. To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit. [1913 Webster]

{To heave at}. (a) To make an effort at. (b) To attack, to oppose. [Obs.] --Fuller.

{To heave in sight} (as a ship at sea), to come in sight; to appear.

{To heave up}, to vomit. [Low] [1913 Webster]


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  • heave in sight — To come into view • • • Main Entry: ↑heave * * * heave in sight (or into view) chiefly Nautical come into view the three canoes hove into view …   Useful english dictionary

  • heave in sight — {v. phr.} To seem to rise above the horizon at sea and come into sight; come into view; become visible. Usually used of ships. * /A ship hove in sight many miles away on the horizon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • heave in sight — {v. phr.} To seem to rise above the horizon at sea and come into sight; come into view; become visible. Usually used of ships. * /A ship hove in sight many miles away on the horizon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • heave\ in\ sight — v. phr. To seem to rise above the horizon at sea and come into sight; come into view; become visible. Usually used of ships. A ship hove in sight many miles away on the horizon …   Словарь американских идиом

  • heave in sight — (Naut.) Appear, come in sight, become visible, come into view, open to the view …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • To heave at — Heave Heave (h[=e]v), v. i. 1. To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound. [1913 Webster] And the huge columns heave into the sky. Pope. [1913 Webster] Where heaves the turf in many a moldering heap. Gray. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To heave up — Heave Heave (h[=e]v), v. i. 1. To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound. [1913 Webster] And the huge columns heave into the sky. Pope. [1913 Webster] Where heaves the turf in many a moldering heap. Gray. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heave into sight — heave into sight/view/mainly literary phrase to become able to be seen. The past tense and past participle is hove A few moments later a barge hove into view. Thesaurus: to appear slightly, suddenly or temporarilysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heave — (h[=e]v), v. i. 1. To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound. [1913 Webster] And the huge columns heave into the sky. Pope. [1913 Webster] Where heaves the turf in many a moldering heap. Gray. [1913 Webster] The heaving sods… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heave — ► VERB (past and past part. heaved or chiefly Nautical hove) 1) lift or haul with great effort. 2) produce (a sigh) noisily. 3) informal throw (something heavy). 4) rise and fall rhythmically or spasmodically. 5) …   English terms dictionary

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