vb elevate, erect, heave, lift, raise, rear, upraise
n crane, elevator, lift, tackle, winch
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hoist ( hoists plural & 3rd person present) ( hoisting present participle) ( hoisted past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you hoist something heavy somewhere, you lift it or pull it up there.
Hoisting my suitcase on to my shoulder, I turned and headed toward my hotel... V n prep/adv
Grabbing the side of the bunk, he hoisted himself to a sitting position. V pron-refl prep/adv
2 verb If something heavy is hoisted somewhere, it is lifted there using a machine such as a crane.
A twenty-foot steel pyramid is to be hoisted into position on top of the tower... be V-ed prep/adv
Then a crane hoisted him on to the platform. V n prep/adv
3 n-count A hoist is a machine for lifting heavy things.
4 verb If you hoist a flag or a sail, you pull it up to its correct position by using ropes.
A group of youths hoisted their flag on top of the disputed monument. V n
hoist with your own petard
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