/ (hɔɪk) /
informal to rise or raise abruptly and sharplyShe hoicked her dress above her knees
NZ informal to clear the throat and spit
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Word Origin for hoick
C20: perhaps a variant of hike
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Example sentences from the Web for hoick
Ailie saw him distinctly try to wrench round to clear the trees—but he was too near; to hoick up and over them—but he was too low.Air Men o' War|Boyd Cable
Hoick got his brother to add his testimony to the story, which was, throughout, a deliberate falsehood.