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hoick Line breaks: hoick
British informal

Definition of hoick in English:

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.

noun

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An abrupt pull.
Example sentences
  • With a bit of a hoick, Woods blasts his second shot just through the green.

Origin

Late 19th century: perhaps a variant of hike.

Words that rhyme with hoick

oik

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