hoist

[ hoist or, sometimes, hahyst ]
/ hɔɪst or, sometimes, haɪst /

verb (used with object)

to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance: to hoist a flag; to hoist the mainsail.
to raise to one's lips and drink; drink (especially beer or whiskey) with gusto: Let's go hoist a few beers.
Archaic. a simple past tense and past participle of hoise.

noun

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Idioms for hoist

    hoist by/with one's own petard. petard(def 4).

Origin of hoist

1540–50; later variant of hoise, with -t as in against, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM hoist

hoist·er, nounun·hoist·ed, adjective

Definition for hoist (2 of 2)

hoise
[ hoiz ]
/ hɔɪz /

verb (used with object), hoised or hoist, hois·ing. Archaic.

to hoist.

Origin of hoise

1500–10; compare earlier hissa a cry used in hauling, and huzzah
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British Dictionary definitions for hoist

hoist
/ (hɔɪst) /

verb

(tr) to raise or lift up, esp by mechanical means
hoist with one's own petard See petard (def. 2)

noun

Derived forms of hoist

hoister, noun

Word Origin for hoist

C16: variant of hoise, probably from Low German; compare Dutch hijschen, German hissen
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