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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: hoise 'to lift' (15-19 centuries), probably from Middle Dutch hischen

hoist

1 verb
     
hoist1 also hoist up [transitive]
1 to raise, lift, or pull up something, especially using ropes:
The crew hurried to hoist the flag.
2

be hoist with/by your own petard

formal to be harmed or embarrassed by the plans you had made to hurt other people - often used humorously

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