verb[with object and adverbial of direction]
Lift or pull abruptly or with effort: she hoicked her bag on to the desk
More example sentences
- Only a few minutes into the interview he swivels in his smallish chair, hoicking his legs over the arms, loafers dangling and showing a bit of leg - a pose he retains for the rest of the interview.
- But mark my words - such a strategy will never work, because by mid morning, you'll be reaching down and adjusting your sock levels by hoicking them back up into place.
- She fell in like one of them herself, a part of the third human chain that was suddenly and fairly efficiently hoicking sacks of grain from Red Diamond's hold and heaving them over the side.
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late 19th century: perhaps a variant of hike.
Definition of hoick in:
- The US English dictionary