What does hoist by ones own petard mean?

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  1. hoist by ones own petard(Adjective)

    To be hurt, or destroyed by one's own plot or device, of one's own doing which one intended for another; to be "blown up by one's own bomb".

  2. Origin: From the play Hamlet (III.iv.207) by Shakespeare:

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoist by ones own petard in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoist by ones own petard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • palan par sa propre petardFrench

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