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hoistverb [T]

uk   us   /hɔɪst/
to lift something heavy, sometimes using ropes or a machine: A helicopter hoisted the final section of the bridge into place. With some difficulty he hoisted her onto his shoulders. I scrabbled for a handhold and hoisted myself up.hoist a flag to raise a flag to the top of a pole using a rope

hoistnoun [C]

uk   us   /hɔɪst/
a device used for lifting heavy things
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