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Definition of hoist:

  1. Hoisted.
  2. That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
  3. The act of hoisting; a lift.
  4. The height of a fore- and- aft sail next the mast or stay.
  5. The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.
  6. To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.

Synonyms:

repeal, bring up, twist, take up, block and tackle, cabbage, airlift, nose, uprise, crane, filch, gantry, abstract, thread, lift, kick up, countermand, pilfer, twine, double, increase, multiply, sling, scent, stitch, arise, wreathe, jack, derrick, vacate, swipe, uprear, pick up, get up, run-up, sew, curve, nobble, elevator, add to, heave, boost, chalk up, rustle, face-lift, step up, come up, skid, move up, wind up, weave, rescind, snarf, wrap, ascend, uphold, sneak, go up, soar, go through the roof, meander, wander, pulley, hook, purloin, reverse, sew together, annul, roll, wind, jib, pinch, revoke, overturn, plagiarize, plagiarise.

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