1. To lift or pull abruptly: He hoicked up his sagging pants. She hoicked her suitcase into the car's trunk.
2. To hook (a golf shot, for example).
[Perhaps variant of hike.]
To cough up or bring up by clearing the throat. Often used with up: The cat hoicked up a hairball.
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1. informal to rise or raise abruptly and sharply: She hoicked her dress above her knees.
2. informal NZ to clear the throat and spit
[C20: perhaps a variant of hike]
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Past participle: hoicked
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