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  1. informal to rise or raise abruptly and sharplyShe hoicked her dress above her knees
  2. NZ informal to clear the throat and spit
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Word Origin

C20: perhaps a variant of hike
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Examples from the Web for hoick

Historical Examples

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

    The Life and Adventures of Ben Hogan, the Wickedest Man in the World

    Benedict Hogan

  • 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