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hoist

 
 
pronunciation:
hoIst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hoists, hoisting, hoisted
definition: to lift or haul up using a mechanical device.
He hoisted the flag to the top of the pole.
synonyms:
boost, elevate, jack, lift, raise
similar words:
heave, hike, rear
 
part of speech: noun
definition: ropes and pulleys, or an elevator, used for lifting heavy or large loads.
We used a hoist to lift the bathtub to the second floor.
synonyms:
elevator, jack, lift, tackle
similar words:
crane, winch
derivation: hoister (n.)
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