Definitions of lift:
- noun: the act of raising something
Example: "He responded with a lift of his eyebrow"
- noun: a ride in a car
Example: "He gave me a lift home"
- noun: the act of giving temporary assistance
- noun: one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
- noun: a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
- noun: a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
- noun: transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
- 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
- noun: the event of something being raised upward
- noun: the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
- 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: "Some actresses have more than one face lift"
- noun: a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
- verb: pay off (a mortgage)
- verb: put an end to
Example: "Lift a ban"
- verb: rise upward, as from pressure or moisture
Example: "The floor is lifting slowly"
- verb: raise in rank or condition
Example: "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
- verb: call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
- verb: make audible
Example: "He lifted a war whoop"
- verb: take (root crops) out of the ground
Example: "Lift potatoes"
- verb: take hold of something and move it to a different location
Example: "Lift the box onto the table"
- verb: remove from a surface
Example: "The detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
- verb: take off or away by decreasing
Example: "Lift the pressure"
- verb: remove from a seedbed or from a nursery
Example: "Lift the tulip bulbs"
- verb: remove (hair) by scalping
- verb: move upwards
Example: "Lift one's eyes"
- verb: make off with belongings of others
- verb: take illegally
- verb: rise up
- verb: invigorate or heighten
Example: "Lift my spirits"
- verb: perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
- verb: fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
Example: "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
- verb: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
- verb: move upward
Example: "The fog lifted"
- verb: raise from a lower to a higher position
Example: "Lift a load"
- verb: take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
- verb: annul by recalling or rescinding
Example: "Lift an embargo"
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