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Lift

Definition

[n] the act of giving temporary assistance
[n] the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
[n] a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
[n] transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
[n] 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"
[n] 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
[n] one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
[n] a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
[n] a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
[n] a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
[n] the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
[n] the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
[v] perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
[v] remove from a surface, of fingerprints
[v] take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
[v] remove from a seedbed or form a nursery, as of bulbs
[v] remove by scalping, of hair
[v] put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
[v] rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"
[v] raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
[v] invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
[v] call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
[v] annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
[v] make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
[v] fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
[v] take out of the ground, of root crops; "lift potatoes"
[v] raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
[v] take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
[v] move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
[v] move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
[v] raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
[v] make off with belongings of others
[v] take illegally, as of cattle
[v] take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
[v] pay off; as of mortgages
[v] rise up; "The building rose before them"

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