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hoist

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

First recorded in 1540–50; later variant of hoise, with -t as in against, etc.
1. See raise.
hoister, nounun·hoist·ed, adjective
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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

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