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    lift - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lift

    Definition
    (noun) the act of giving temporary assistance Definition
    (noun) the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    Synonyms : aerodynamic lift
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
    Synonyms : rise
    Definition
    (noun) a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
    Synonyms : ski lift , ski tow
    Definition
    (noun) a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg Definition
    (noun) one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    Synonyms : airlift
    Definition
    (noun) a ride in a car
    Example Sentence
    • he gave me a lift home
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) raise from a lower to a higher position
    Synonyms : bring up , elevate , get up , raise
    Example Sentence
    • Raise your hands
    • Lift a load
    Definition
    (verb) take hold of something and move it to a different location
    Example Sentence
    • lift the box onto the table
    Definition
    (verb) move upwards
    Synonyms : raise
    Example Sentence
    • lift one's eyes
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) make audible
    Example Sentence
    • He lifted a war whoop
    Definition
    (verb) cancel officially
    Example Sentence
    • He revoked the ban on smoking
    • lift an embargo
    • vacate a death sentence
    Definition
    (verb) make off with belongings of others
    Synonyms : abstract , cabbage , filch , hook , nobble , pilfer , pinch , purloin , snarf , sneak , swipe
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) invigorate or heighten
    Synonyms : raise
    Example Sentence
    • lift my spirits
    • lift his ego
    Definition
    (verb) raise in rank or condition
    Synonyms : elevate , raise
    Example Sentence
    • The new law lifted many people from poverty
    Definition
    (verb) take off or away by decreasing
    Example Sentence
    • lift the pressure
    Definition
    (verb) rise up
    Synonyms : rear , rise
    Example Sentence
    • The building rose before them
    Definition
    (verb) pay off (a mortgage) Definition
    (verb) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    Synonyms : plagiarise , plagiarize
    Definition
    (verb) take illegally
    Synonyms : rustle
    Example Sentence
    • rustle cattle
    Definition
    (verb) fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
    Synonyms : airlift
    Example Sentence
    • Food is airlifted into Bosnia
    Definition
    (verb) take (root crops) out of the ground
    Example Sentence
    • lift potatoes
    Definition
    (verb) call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs Definition
    (verb) rise upward, as from pressure or moisture
    Example Sentence
    • The floor is lifting slowly
    Definition
    (verb) put an end to
    Synonyms : raise
    Example Sentence
    • lift a ban
    • raise a siege
    Definition
    (verb) remove (hair) by scalping Definition
    (verb) remove from a seedbed or from a nursery
    Example Sentence
    • lift the tulip bulbs
    Definition
    (verb) remove from a surface
    Example Sentence
    • the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table
    Definition
    (verb) perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
    Synonyms : face-lift
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