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Definitions of lift

  1. make off with belongings of others
  2. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
  3. fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; " Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
  4. transportation of people or goods by air ( especially when other means of access are unavailable)
  5. annul by recalling or rescinding; " He revoked the ban on smoking"; " lift an embargo"; " vacate a death sentence"
  6. move upward; " The fog lifted"; " The smoke arose from the forest fire"; " The mist uprose from the meadows"
  7. raise from a lower to a higher position; " Raise your hands"; " Lift a load"
  8. raise in rank or condition; " The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  9. the event of something being raised upward; " an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; " a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
  10. 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
  11. 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; " some actresses have more than one face lift"
  12. perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
  13. the act of raising something; " he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; " fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
  14. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; " hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
  15. rise up; " The building rose before them"
  16. the act of giving temporary assistance
  17. a ride in a car; " he gave me a lift home"
  18. one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
  19. a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
  20. a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
  21. take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
  22. invigorate or heighten; " lift my spirits"; " lift his ego"
  23. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
  24. remove from a surface; " the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
  25. take off or away by decreasing; " lift the pressure"
  26. remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; " lift the tulip bulbs"
  27. remove ( hair) by scalping
  28. put an end to; " lift a ban"; " raise a siege"
  29. rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; " The floor is lifting slowly"
  30. call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
  31. make audible; " He lifted a war whoop"
  32. take ( root crops) out of the ground; " lift potatoes"
  33. take hold of something and move it to a different location; " lift the box onto the table"
  34. move upwards; " lift one's eyes"
  35. take illegally; " rustle cattle"
  36. pay off ( a mortgage)
  37. The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
  38. To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; -- said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.
  39. To bear; to support.
  40. To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
  41. To steal; to carry off by theft ( esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
  42. To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
  43. To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
  44. To live by theft.
  45. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
  46. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
  47. Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.
  48. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted
  49. A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
  50. A handle.
  51. An exercising machine.
  52. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
  53. A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.
  54. One of the steps of a cone pulley.
  55. A layer of leather in the heel.
  56. That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
  57. To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; - often with up.
  58. A lift gate. See gate, below.
  59. A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; - used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
  60. To raise to a higher point; place in a higher position; to exalt.
  61. To exert strength in raising; to rise.
  62. The act of raising to a higher point; high position; as, the proud lift of her head; aid; help; assistance; as, to give anyone a lift in carrying a load; a machine for carrying up or down an elevator.
  63. To bring to a higher position: to elevate: to elate: to take and carry away.
  64. To try to raise.
  65. Act of lifting: that which is to be raised: that which assists to lift.
  66. Act of raising; contrivance for raising.
  67. To raise; exalt.
  68. To raise; elevate; exalt.
  69. To rise, or appear to rise, as mist.
  70. The act of lifting; that which is raised or hoisted.
  71. That which lifts or assists in lifting; an elevator, a hook for raising a window- sash, etc.
  72. The act of lifting; that which is to be raised; assistance in lifting or otherwise; anything which lifts; a rise; a degree of elevation.
  73. To raise; to elevate; to exalt; to elate; to take and carry away.
  74. To try to raise. To lift up the eyes, to fix the eyes on; to direct the desires to God. To lift up the head, to raise from a low condition; to rejoice. To lift up the hand, to swear; to raise the hands in prayer; to rise in opposition to; to shake off sloth and engage in duty. To lift up the face, to look to with confidence, cheerfulness, and comfort. To lift up the heel against, to treat with insolence and contempt. To lift up the horn, to behave arrogantly or scornfully. To lift up the feet, to come speedily to one's relief. To lift up the voice, to call out either in grief or joy. See Loft.
  75. To raise from the ground; to elevate; to raise in dignity, intellect, or spirit; to strive to raise by strength.
  76. The act of lifting; assistance, as in lifting; that which is to be raised; anything that lifts.
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Quotes of lift

  1. Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls. – Max Beerbohm
  2. Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift The hangover comes the day after. – Joyce Brothers
  3. I once saw a forklift lift a crate of forks. And it was way to literal for me. – Mitch Hedberg
  4. The Minister of Transport issued this appeal to motorists: Can anyone give him a lift to Leicester? – Eric Idle
  5. Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist. – Ben E. King
  6. Rock n' Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields. Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it, to take them away. That's what rock n' roll should do- take you to a better place. – Meat Loaf
  7. Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark. – Anne Sullivan Macy
  8. I was captain and should have set the example. I would lift a minimum of weights. Mine was natural physical strength. I always thought quickness and agility were much more important. – Merlin Olsen
  9. The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling; even should we not lift up any great cry or shout, God will yet hear us. – Origen
  10. Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls. – William Pennington
  11. I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north -east, for every area so we can develop all the regional economies, lift up the national productivity, get greater wealth and share it more evenly. – John Prescott
  12. I learned, too, how it was possible with the help of the picture and action to transform an apparently insignificant violin passage into an incident, and to lift a simple horn call into a thing of stupendous significance by means of scenic emphasis. – Anton Seidl
  13. Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time. – Sydney Smith
  14. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey

Usage examples for lift

  1. I will hold the boat again while you lift Uncle Gaston in. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  2. Now, Mrs Berens, I think we can lift her out. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  3. I could 'most lift her with my little finger. – Little Grandfather by Sophie May
  4. Lift up your face, and let me see what these months have done to you. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  5. She did not lift her eyes; neither moved nor spoke; gave no sign that she had heard. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  6. Wouldn't Lonclushe give you a lift – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  7. Come; lift up your head. – A Child's Story Garden by Compiled by Elizabeth Heber
  8. I choose them because I want them myself, she declared with a proud lift of her head. – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  9. Lift me up and carry me a step. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  10. Weir could not speak a word; he could hardly even lift his eyes. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  11. " I must get him by the eyes, and then I doubt if I can lift him. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  12. But please tell your men, if they dare to lift a gun, we'll serve them the same. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  13. Lift your head, sir. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  14. " I say, boy," he called out, " give me a lift won't you?" – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  15. You- you needn't quite lift it, as you did to the children just now. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. At the end of a month he is able to lift each leg up forty or fifty times at each trial. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  17. I will follow, for I doubt whether I can lift her by myself. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  18. That couldn't be, for he meant to stay near the camp- fire where we lift him till he found out what the spalpeens were goin' to do, and he couldn't have got that chance till mornin'. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  19. There's Dan'l taken to drink, and when he's out of himself he'll lift his hand to her, and they're both of 'em miserable. – White Lilac; or the Queen of the May by Amy Walton
  20. He does not even take the trouble to lift his bride from the ground. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai

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