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hoick

/ hɔɪk /

verb

  1. informal.
    to rise or raise abruptly and sharply

    She hoicked her dress above her knees

  2. informal.
    to clear the throat and spit


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hoick1

C20: perhaps a variant of hike
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Example Sentences

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.

Hoick got his brother to add his testimony to the story, which was, throughout, a deliberate falsehood.

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