Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “be hoist(ed) with/by your own petard”

See all translations

be hoist(ed) with/by your own petard

formal
to suffer harm from a plan by which you had intended to harm someone else
Translations of “be hoist(ed) with/by your own petard”
in Chinese (Traditional) 害人反害己,拿石頭砸自己的腳…
in Chinese (Simplified) 害人反害己,搬起石头砸自己的脚…
(Definition of be hoist(ed) with/by your own petard from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “be hoist(ed) with/by your own petard”

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More