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verb [transitive] hoist pronunciation in American English /hɔɪst/
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present tense
present participlehoisting
past tensehoisted
past participlehoisted
  1. 1
    to lift someone or something to a higher place

    Tim hoisted the boy onto his shoulders.

    1. a.
      to lift someone or something using special equipment

      The bridge was hoisted into place by a crane.

  2. 2
    to increase the amount or value of something

    The publicity hoisted ticket sales to 12,500 in two days.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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