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Definition of 'hoist'

Noun

  1. lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

Verb

  1. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
       Synonyms: lift wind

      A man lifts weights 

  2. move from one place to another by lifting; "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
  3. raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
       Synonyms: run up


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