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heave into sight

Rise or seem to rise into view. For example, We waited and waited, and finally the rest of our party heaved into sight. This expression was at first used for ships rising over the horizon. [Late 1700s]

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heatstroke, heatwave, heaume, heave, heave down, heave into sight, heave to, heave-ho, heave-ho, give the, heave-off hinge, heaven
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