Definition of 'hoist'
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From early in the second set there was little doubt which team would soon be hoisting the trophy in an increasingly one-sided contest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)From early in the second set there was little doubt which team would soon be hoisting the trophy in an increasingly one-sided contest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hence his cheery greeting to a posse that were hoisting distress signals at such an early hour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Still find the time to hoist sails? Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was hoisted aloft by the crowds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)By the close the barricades were down and the white flag had been hoisted. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were hoisted up by crane last month. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Will we see him hoisting the trophy again in a week's time? Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's a relief when we hoist the heavy sails into a pale dawn sky. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They should have used a mechanical hoist or other specialist equipment, but they were often too busy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Or from your country's flag hoisted aloft the podium to the rousing swell of your own national anthem? Times, Sunday Times (2016)In fact he was said to be almost 20st and to need a hoist to lift him on to his horse. The Sun (2015)Only one sailor asked what he was doing, but he returned to hoisting a flag when told our man was a cleaner. The Sun (2006)A bomb disposal team checked the tank was carrying no live shells before it was dug out and hoisted clear by crane. The Sun (2008)Most athletes who have devoted themselves to training for the Olympics will not stand on the podium seeing their national flag hoist in their honour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They had dug down beneath the cracked pipe, slipped supports under it and hoisted it into position and then bound it with tape and glue. BomberWitnesses said he was crying aloud, calling for his mother and begging for forgiveness before a crane hoisted him aloft by a noose around his neck. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And the guy, lifted on a hoist, who appeared to run round the top tier before lighting the flame? The Sun (2008)We pull away neatly from the end of the jetty and, once clear of the harbour wall, hoist both sails. Times, Sunday Times (2009)BlackBerry is poised to hoist the'for sale' sign over its struggling smartphone business after attempts to arrest its decline proved futile. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I get showered, dried and dressed in the shower chair, then a hoist lifts me into my motorised wheelchair. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is as if he views his life's marvels not as a trophy to hoist for the camera, but as a gift to steward and share. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'hoist'
British English: hoist 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 towards my hotel.
British English: hoist NOUN
A hoist is a machine for lifting heavy things.
He uses a hydraulic hoist to unload two empty barrels.
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