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"hoist" in British English

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hoistverb [T]

uk   us   /hɔɪst/
to ​lift something ​heavy, sometimes using ​ropes or a ​machine: A ​helicopter hoisted the ​finalsection 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 ​liftingheavy things
(Definition of hoist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hoist" in American English

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hoistverb [T]

 us   /hɔɪst/
to ​lift something ​heavy, often with ​specialequipment: Tomorrow the ​finalsection of the ​bridge will be hoisted into ​place.
(Definition of hoist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hoist" in Business English

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hoistverb [T]

uk   us   /hɔɪst/
to ​increase something: The Bank of England hoisted its ​baserate to 3.75%.

hoistnoun [C]

uk   us   /hɔɪst/
an ​act of ​increasing something: the bank's ​interestrate hoist
(Definition of hoist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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