Definition of hoick in English:

hoick

verb

British
informal
  • with object and adverbial of direction Lift or pull abruptly or with effort.

    ‘she hoicked her bag on to the desk’
    • ‘I hoicked my jacket up on to an empty peg.’
    • ‘What republican would not hoick his or her beliefs overboard to wallow in such taxpayer-funded luxury?’
    • ‘All we see of it now is how they hoicked out tons of rubble and masonry leaving only their trenches behind.’
    • ‘To hoick the spacecraft up out of that well takes thrust - often quite a lot of it.’
    • ‘She fell in like one of them herself, a part of the third human chain that was suddenly and fairly efficiently hoicking sacks of grain from Red Diamond's hold and heaving them over the side.’
    • ‘Only a few minutes into the interview he swivels in his smallish chair, hoicking his legs over the arms, loafers dangling and showing a bit of leg - a pose he retains for the rest of the interview.’
    • ‘Wilson said that the college has been ‘completely and utterly unhelpful - they just hoick prices up when they want.’’
    • ‘But mark my words - such a strategy will never work, because by mid morning, you'll be reaching down and adjusting your sock levels by hoicking them back up into place.’
    • ‘I hoick all the cane furniture into the house to dry and rearrange the floral layout.’
    • ‘The object was to finish by hoicking the ball through a raised hoop using a different spoon-like tool which was adapted more for accuracy and less for power like a putter in the game of golf.’
    • ‘James was hoicking snow out of his left ear, clearly he had landed harder than he had thought.’
    lift, lift up, raise aloft, elevate
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noun

British
informal
  • An abrupt pull.

    • ‘With a bit of a hoick, Woods blasts his second shot just through the green.’

Origin

Late 19th century: perhaps a variant of hike.

Pronunciation

hoick

/hɔɪk/