From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhoisthoist1 /hɔɪst/ (also hoist up) verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1LIFTto raise, lift, or pull something up, especially using ropes 🔊 The crew hurried to hoist the flag.► see thesaurus at lift2 →be hoist with/by your own petard→ See Verb table
hoisthoist2 noun 🔊 🔊 1D[countable] a piece of equipment used for lifting heavy objects with ropes → crane 🔊 a boat hoist2[usually singular]UPLIFT a movement that lifts something up 🔊 Give me a hoist onto your shoulders.
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hoist• When possible, lifting should be avoided and appropriate equipment, such as a hoist, used in preference.• Tregoning will never operate a hoist again, not in California.• High Street banks raised their lending rates by two percent following the Government's initial interest rate hoist.• It was the hoist for the backhoe.• The hoist turned, and the bell was allowed to 42 slide down to touch the calmsurface of the water.From Longman Business Dictionaryhoisthoist /hɔɪst/ verb [transitive]to increase something quickly or suddenlyThe state is getting ready to hoist its sales tax next week. —hoist noun [countable]High Street banks raised their lending rates by 2% following the Government’s initialinterest rate hoist.→ See Verb table