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verb [transitive] hoist pronunciation in British English /hɔɪst/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehoisting
past tensehoisted
past participlehoisted

Related meanings

  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.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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