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verb as in lift

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We lowered the hoist, Moore attached it to both him and the swimmer, and we pulled them back up and out of the water.

Rescuing someone via a helicopter and its hoist is an especially dramatic and effective way for the Coast Guard to grab someone in distress at sea.

Commander David McCown, the air station’s executive officer, estimates hoist rescues happen roughly once a month.

Once Judin was attached, the hoist brought them both back up.

Then the hoist pulled him up and out, and—after a thumbs-up from the duck—lowered him out of sight and into the sea.

We happily hoist our egg nog in the air, embrace each other, and raise our out-of-tune voices in song.

Hoist that big historical asterisk skyward and place it next to his name.

Carter scurried back to Mace and reached down to hoist him up.

But a significant number of your fellow citizens have a very different vision as they hoist the flag.

But the regime's canons push them back before they can hoist their flag over the liberated barracks.

The slings were affixed, the order to hoist was given by the mate, who had descended from the poop, and stood near the gangway.

If with the Vice-Admiral he will hoist a white flag at the end of the gaff or derrick, and fire two guns.

Harvey, without further notice of his companion, proceeded to hoist the sail a little so that he could take two reefs in it.

I will make a windlass as soon as I can, and we will soon hoist out another, like they turn a bucket of water up from a well.

I know 'em all, for I took care of their hall,—their armory,—and they made me hoist the flag one day union down.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hoist, such as: erect, heave, pick up, elevate, raise, and rear.

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