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


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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