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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