hoise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Dutch hisen (modern hijsen) or Middle Low German hissen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hoise (third-person singular simple present hoises, present participle hoising, simple past and past participle hoised or hoist)

  1. (transitive, obsolete except in dialects or after Shakespeare) to hoist
    The scientist used the lever to hoise the cage.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete): to hoist, be raised

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