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 boost, heft, heave, jack (up), upheaveRelated Words elevate, hike, pick up, raise, rear, up, uplift, upraise, uprearNear Antonyms 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 boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, raise, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseRelated Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms drop, lower

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

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