hoick
transitive verb Etymology: probably alteration of 1hike Date: 1898 to move or pull abruptly ; yank <
was hoicked out of my job — Vincent Sheean
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  • hoick — [hɔık] v also hoick up [T] BrE informal to lift or pull something up with a sudden movement ▪ She hoicked her skirt up and began to dance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoick — Brit. informal ► VERB ▪ lift or pull with a jerk. ► NOUN ▪ a jerky pull. ORIGIN perhaps from HIKE(Cf. ↑hiker) …   English terms dictionary

  • hoick — UK [hɔɪk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms hoick : present tense I/you/we/they hoick he/she/it hoicks present participle hoicking past tense hoicked past participle hoicked British informal 1) to pull something with a sudden quick movement 2) to …   English dictionary

  • Hoick — 1. (imitative) clear the throat and spit; 2. throw: Hoick it over here …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hoick — Australian Slang 1. (imitative) clear the throat and spit; 2. throw: Hoick it over here …   English dialects glossary

  • hoick — verb (T) also hoick up BrE informal to lift or pull something up especially with a sudden movement: She hoicked up her skirt and began to dance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoick — Verb. To lift, or move, something bulky or heavy, often with a sudden movement. Also hoik. E.g. You cant hoick that piano up the stairs, you need some rope and pulleys. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • hoick — I. /hɔɪk / (say hoyk) verb (t) 1. to hoist abruptly. 2. to cause to rise sharply or abruptly, as an aeroplane. 3. Colloquial to throw: hoick the magazine over here, would you. {origin uncertain; ? variant of hike} II. /hɔɪk / (say hoyk) verb (i) …   Australian English dictionary

  • hoick — vb British to spit or to clear the throat and spit. The word is a more echoic version of the standard English hawk . He hoicked over the fence into the garden …   Contemporary slang

  • hoick — hɔɪk n. yank, strong tug, strong sudden pull; shout used in hunting to encourage hound dogs to move faster v. pull or move with a sudden jerking motion; lift up suddenly; yank; (Slang) clear the throat and spit; (Slang) throw, toss …   English contemporary dictionary

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