Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cough up or bring up by clearing the throat. Often used with up.
  • transitive verb To lift or pull abruptly.
  • transitive verb To hook (a golf shot, for example).

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  • verb Alternative spelling of hoik.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably variant of hawk (perhaps influenced by hoick).]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps variant of hike.]

Examples

  • He gets one and off strike with a shot that can only de described as a hoick, all bottom hand from outside off to mid-on.

    England v Pakistan – as it happened!

  • I can't say Amazon has lost my business, because we have had some serious failures of shipments from the UK Dutch parcel delivery service problem and I don't always have time to hoick into Amsterdam on the off-chance that Waterstone's or the American Book Center will have the title I want.

    Making Light: Amazon & Macmillan

  • Ifyou have a greenhouse, grow the pot on in there until the growth is dense and settled in, so making it harder for the blackbirds to hoick out.

    Stumped? Pesky blackbirds and useful coffee grounds

  • And just as I wrote that Strauss dances down the pitch to Shoaib and whacks him back over his head with a hoick.

    England v Pakistan – as it happened!

  • Then I sorted the buggy strap that goes between the legs so that when I got him in I could hoick it up and prevent him wriggling out the bottom step two.

    Interfering busybodies R Us

  • Only then can it be human to bare-faced, hoick ourselves for the clear.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Only then can it be human to bare-faced, hoick ourselves for the clear.

    Daljit Nagra

  • Saturninus took his own decision; in the time-honored move, he bent to hoick up his opponent's helmet by the chin, exposing his throat.

    Two For The Lions

  • Because Prester John's divers can't hoick off a cracked screw, and there's nowhere can fix it nearer than Nibelheim, or the Cyclops 'forges, and you might not like their prices.

    The Gates of Noon

  • Every now and then Mahmoud would force a son or domestic of his to go down and hoick out a pearl, and this pearl he would exchange for something that he absolutely needed, such as a new tent or a new camel, and then he went on living the way he had been living before.

    On Nothing and Kindred Subjects

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  • ah so--the NZ equivalent of hork

    October 28, 2009

  • Usage on bawbee.

    January 19, 2010