Meaning of “hoist” in the English Dictionary

"hoist" in American English

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hoistverb [ T ]

us /hɔɪst/

to lift something heavy, often with special equipment:

Tomorrow the final section 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 /hɔɪst/ us

to increase something:

The Bank of England hoisted its base rate to 3.75%.

hoistnoun [ C ]

uk /hɔɪst/ us

an act of increasing something:

the bank's interest rate hoist

(Definition of “hoist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)