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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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