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hoist

Pronunciation: /hɔɪst/

Translation of hoist in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (lift) levantar, alzar*; [sail] izar*; [flag] izar*, enarbolar 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/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] he had hoisted a few había estado empinando el codo [colloquial/familiar]

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