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Definition of hoist verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hoist

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//hɔɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔɪst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hoist
BrE BrE//hɔɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔɪst//
 
he / she / it hoists
BrE BrE//hɔɪsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔɪsts//
 
past simple hoisted
BrE BrE//ˈhɔɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔɪstɪd//
 
past participle hoisted
BrE BrE//ˈhɔɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔɪstɪd//
 
-ing form hoisting
BrE BrE//ˈhɔɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔɪstɪŋ//
 
 
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  • hoist something (+ adv./prep.) to raise or pull something up to a higher position, often using ropes or special equipment He hoisted himself onto a high stool. The cargo was hoisted aboard by crane. to hoist a flag/sail
  • Word Origin late 15th cent.: alteration of dialect hoise, probably from Dutch hijsen or Low German hiesen, but recorded earlier.Extra examples He was hoisted into the air. The animals were hoisted aloft in their metal cage. We hoisted her up out of the water. She hoisted herself onto a high stool.Idioms
    be hoist/hoisted by/with your own petard
     
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    to be hurt or to have problems as a result of your own plans to hurt or trick others
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