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English noun: hoist

1. hoist (artifact) lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects


Broader (hypernym)lifting device


Narrower (hyponym)block and tackle, headgear, wheel and axle


English verb: hoist

1. hoist (contact) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help


SamplesHoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car.


Synonymslift, wind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise


Narrower (hyponym)trice, trice up

2. hoist (contact) move from one place to another by lifting


SamplesThey hoisted the patient onto the operating table.


ExamplesThey hoist the bags on the table


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

3. hoist (contact) raise


SamplesHoist the flags.
Hoist a sail.


Synonymsrun up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise









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