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hoist

  
  ( hoists    plural & 3rd person present)   ( hoisting    present participle)   ( hoisted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you hoist something heavy somewhere, you lift it or pull it up there.  
Hoisting my suitcase on to my shoulder, I turned and headed toward my hotel...      V n prep/adv  
Grabbing the side of the bunk, he hoisted himself to a sitting position.      V pron-refl prep/adv  
2       verb   If something heavy is hoisted somewhere, it is lifted there using a machine such as a crane.  
A twenty-foot steel pyramid is to be hoisted into position on top of the tower...      be V-ed prep/adv  
Then a crane hoisted him on to the platform.      V n prep/adv  
3       n-count   A hoist is a machine for lifting heavy things.  
4       verb   If you hoist a flag or a sail, you pull it up to its correct position by using ropes.  
A group of youths hoisted their flag on top of the disputed monument.      V n  
5   
    hoist with your own petard  
    petard  
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hoist

  
1   
      vb   elevate, erect, heave, lift, raise, rear, upraise  
2   
      n   crane, elevator, lift, tackle, winch  

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