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hoist
American English: /hɔɪst/
British English: /hɔɪst/

Translation of hoist in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (lift)
    (sail)
    he hoisted the sack onto his shoulder
    se echó el saco al hombro
    Example sentences
    • When conditions finally permitted, it was all hands on deck as we formed teams heaving on a forest of ropes to hoist the huge sails.
    • Jeffers apprenticed himself to the home's contractors, then built Hawk Tower by hand, using ropes to hoist boulders from the cove below.
    • The disused temporary school building has already been brought from Bridlington to York, and leaders are preparing to bring in engineers and a crane to hoist the four-part structure into place.
    Example sentences
    • At the shrine he was hoisted onto a kneeler, where he prayed before the ivy-covered grotto.
    • It was about four feet high, the perfect height for small people to hoist themselves onto.
    • He pulled himself up next to her, hoisting her onto his lap.
  • 2 (drink) (American English) [colloquial]he had hoisted a few
    había estado empinando el codo [colloquial]

noun

  • 1.1 (elevator)
    (crane, derrick)
    1.2 (action) See examples: to give somebody a hoist
    aupar a alguien
    they gave me a hoist onto the wall
    me auparon or me subieron al muro
    Example sentences
    • Instead, Dick persuaded Fritz to sail to the next platform and ask the crane driver to give them a hoist into the water.
    • Just as you get your side beautifully fixed, he gives it a hoist from his end, and spoils it all.
    Example sentences
    • There was one woman, also in a wheelchair, who instead of getting out at the bottom of the stairs and walking up, insisted on a mechanical hoist to lift her, chair and all, up to the plane's door.
    • Now the council has stepped in to try and make some of them safe by using a hoist to lift the stones and bedding them in concrete two feet deep.
    • I then felt a series of bumps, which I later learned was just the rescue hoist jerking.

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