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English noun: winch

1. winch (artifact) lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds


Broader (hypernym)lifting device

Narrower (hyponym)capstan, yard donkey, yarder

Part meronymship

English verb: winch

1. winch (contact) pull or lift up with or as if with a winch

SamplesWinch up the slack line.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull

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