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hoist

hoist

 
pronunciation:
hoIst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hoisted, hoisting, hoists
definition: to lift or haul up, esp. by mechanical means.
They hoisted the car from the dock into the ship.We hoist the flag at six a.m.
synonyms:
boost, elevate, jack, lift, raise
similar words:
heave, hike, rear, upheave, winch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: mechanical means, such as ropes and pulleys or an elevator, for lifting heavy or bulky loads.
We used a hoist to lift the bathtub to the second floor.
synonyms:
elevator, jack, lift, tackle
similar words:
block and tackle, capstan, crane, davit, dumbwaiter, forklift, halyard, jackscrew, winch, windlass
definition 2: an instance of hoisting; lift.
synonyms:
boost, lift
similar words:
elevation, upthrust
derivation: hoister (n.)
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