Definition of hoist verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hoist

 verb
verb
NAmE//hɔɪst//
 
hoist something (+ adv./prep.)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hoist
 
he / she / it hoists
 
past simple hoisted
 
-ing form hoisting
 
 
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  • to raise or pull something up to a higher position, often using ropes or special equipment He hoisted himself onto a high stool. to hoist a flag/sail The cargo was hoisted aboard by crane.
  • 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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