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One among many to get lift (5)


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'lift' is the definition.
(hoist can mean to lift something up)

'one among many' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'one' could be 'o' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'o' is present in the answer.
The remaining letters 'hist' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'to get' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for hoist that I've seen before include "Winch" , "Raise or haul up, say flag" , "Lift using pulley and ropes" , "Lift (mechanically)" , "Substance forming outer skeleton of insects, etc" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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