hoist - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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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 crane.

  2. 2
    to increase the amount or value of something

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