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lift - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lift

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(noun) the act of giving temporary assistance
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(noun) the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
Synonyms : aerodynamic lift

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(noun) the event of something being raised upward
Synonyms : elevation , raising
Example Sentence
  • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
  • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity

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(noun) a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
Synonyms : rise

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(noun) a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
Synonyms : ski lift , ski tow

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(noun) a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
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(noun) one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
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(noun) lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
Synonyms : elevator

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(noun) plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
Example Sentence
  • some actresses have more than one face lift

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(noun) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
Synonyms : airlift

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(noun) a ride in a car
Example Sentence
  • he gave me a lift home

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(noun) the act of raising something
Synonyms : heave , raise
Example Sentence
  • he responded with a lift of his eyebrow
  • fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

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(verb) raise from a lower to a higher position
Synonyms : bring up , elevate , get up , raise
Example Sentence
  • Raise your hands
  • Lift a load

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(verb) take hold of something and move it to a different location
Example Sentence
  • lift the box onto the table

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(verb) move upwards
Synonyms : raise
Example Sentence
  • lift one's eyes

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(verb) move upward
Synonyms : arise , come up , go up , move up , rise , uprise
Example Sentence
  • The fog lifted
  • The smoke arose from the forest fire
  • The mist uprose from the meadows

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(verb) make audible
Example Sentence
  • He lifted a war whoop

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(verb) cancel officially
Example Sentence
  • He revoked the ban on smoking
  • lift an embargo
  • vacate a death sentence

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(verb) make off with belongings of others
Synonyms : abstract , cabbage , filch , hook , nobble , pilfer , pinch , purloin , snarf , sneak , swipe

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(verb) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
Synonyms : hoist , wind
Example Sentence
  • hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

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(verb) invigorate or heighten
Synonyms : raise
Example Sentence
  • lift my spirits
  • lift his ego

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(verb) raise in rank or condition
Synonyms : elevate , raise
Example Sentence
  • The new law lifted many people from poverty

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(verb) take off or away by decreasing
Example Sentence
  • lift the pressure

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(verb) rise up
Synonyms : rear , rise
Example Sentence
  • The building rose before them

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(verb) pay off (a mortgage)
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(verb) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
Synonyms : plagiarise , plagiarize

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(verb) take illegally
Synonyms : rustle
Example Sentence
  • rustle cattle

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(verb) fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
Synonyms : airlift
Example Sentence
  • Food is airlifted into Bosnia

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(verb) take (root crops) out of the ground
Example Sentence
  • lift potatoes

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(verb) call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
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(verb) rise upward, as from pressure or moisture
Example Sentence
  • The floor is lifting slowly

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(verb) put an end to
Synonyms : raise
Example Sentence
  • lift a ban
  • raise a siege

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(verb) remove (hair) by scalping
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(verb) remove from a seedbed or from a nursery
Example Sentence
  • lift the tulip bulbs

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(verb) remove from a surface
Example Sentence
  • the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table

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(verb) perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
Synonyms : face-lift

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