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English definition of “hoist”

hoist

verb [T]     /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 my self up.Raising and lowering hoist a flag to raise a flag to the top of a pole using a rope Raising and lowering
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