Too bad these newsmakers plan to hoist suds at the White House instead.
Republicans beyond Romney were also quick to hoist the “repeal” banner—calling a vote in the House on July 9.
Amanpour's tall order is to bring in enough viewers to hoist This Week back into the competitive ranks.
Carter scurried back to Mace and reached down to hoist him up.
Not in St. Cloud would he sneak up behind an unsuspecting student athlete and hoist his 240-pound frame upon his back.
In the hoist for 220 the second flag was the "substitute," duplicating the numeral "2."
We will have to hoist a flag of truce and take them out on this vessel.
In the technical language of the subject, the part of a flag nearest the pole is called the hoist, and the outer part the fly.
I fastened it at the masthead, so that we could hoist and lower the sail at pleasure.
I wanted to hoist an ensign, union down, but the lunatic prevented me; his intelligence had left him.
1540s, "to raise," earlier hoise (c.1500), probably originally past tense of Middle English hysse (late 15c.), which is probably from Middle Dutch hyssen (Dutch hijsen) "to hoist," related to Low German hissen and Old Norse hissa upp "raise." A nautical word found in most European languages (e.g. French hisser, Italian issare, Spanish izar), but it is uncertain which had it first. Related: Hoisted; hoisting. In phrase hoist with one's own petard, it is the past participle.
For 'tis the sport, to have the engineerMeaning "to lift and remove" was prevalent c.1550-1750. As a noun, 1650s, from the verb.
Hoist with his own petar: and it shall go hard
But I will delve one yard below their mines,
And blow them at the moon: O 'tis most sweet,
When in one line two crafts directly meet.
["Hamlet," Act III, Scene iv]
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