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hoist

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hoist

  1. 1 to lift with effort dockworkers hoisted all 164 barrels of molasses out of the ship's hold when it arrived in port Synonyms of hoist boost, heft, heave, jack (up), upheaveWords Related to hoist elevate, hike, pick up, raise, rear, up, uplift, upraise, uprearNear Antonyms of hoist depress, drop, lower; sink, submerge, submerse

  2. 2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position hoisted the flag on the flagpole Synonyms of hoist boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, raise, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseWords Related to hoist ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms of hoist descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms of hoist drop, lower

  3. 3 to swallow in liquid form I have time to hoist a couple beers before heading home Synonyms of hoist belt (down), gulp, guzzle, drink, imbibe, knock back, pound (down), quaff, sip, slug (down), slurp, sup, swig, swill, toss (down or off)Words Related to hoist lap, lick, suck; consume, down, ingurgitate, kill, mouth (down), put away; nip, tipple; pledge, toast, wine

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


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