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hoist

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verb \ˈhȯist, chiefly dialect ˈhīst\

Simple Definition of hoist

  • : to raise (something) especially by using ropes or machinery

  • basketball : to take (a shot)

Full Definition of hoist

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  lift, raise; especially :  to raise into position by or as if by means of tackle

  3. 2 :  drink 1 <hoist a few beers>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become hoisted :  rise

hoist·er noun

Examples of hoist

  1. The steel girders were hoisted into place and securely welded.

  2. The engine was hoisted out with a winch.

  3. The cargo was hoisted up onto the ship.

  4. He stopped at a bar after work to hoist a few beers with his friends.

  5. She hoisted a last-second shot that would have won the game if it had gone in.



Origin of hoist

alteration of hoise


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of hoist

lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. lift usually implies exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight <lift the chair while I vacuum>. raise carries a stronger implication of bringing up to the vertical or to a high position <scouts raising a flagpole>. rear may add an element of suddenness to raise <suddenly reared itself up on its hind legs>. elevate may replace lift or raise especially when exalting or enhancing is implied <elevated the taste of the public>. hoist implies lifting something heavy especially by mechanical means <hoisted the cargo on board>. heave implies lifting and throwing with great effort or strain <heaved the heavy crate inside>. boost suggests assisting to climb or advance by a push <boosted his brother over the fence>.

Rhymes with hoist


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hoist

noun

Simple Definition of hoist

  • : a machine used for lifting heavy loads

Full Definition of hoist

  1. 1 :  an act of hoisting :  lift

  2. 2 :  an apparatus for hoisting

  3. 3 :  the height of a flag when viewed flying

1654

First Known Use of hoist

1654

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