"lift" in the noun sense
the act of giving temporary assistance
2. aerodynamic lift, lift
the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
3. elevation, lift, raising
the event of something being raised upward
"an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"
"a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
4. lift, rise
a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
5. ski tow, ski lift, lift
a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
8. elevator, lift
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
9. face lift, facelift, lift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck
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"
10. airlift, lift
transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
a ride in a car
"he gave me a lift home"
12. lift, raise, heave
the act of raising something
"he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"
"fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
"lift" in the verb sense
1. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
raise from a lower to a higher position
"Raise your hands"
"Lift a load"
take hold of something and move it to a different location
"lift the box onto the table"
3. lift, raise
"lift one's eyes"
4. rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise
"The fog lifted"
"The smoke arose from the forest fire"
"The mist uprose from the meadows"
"He lifted a war whoop"
6. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate
"He revoked the ban on smoking"
"lift an embargo"
"vacate a death sentence"
7. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
make off with belongings of others
8. hoist, lift, wind
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
9. raise, lift
invigorate or heighten
"lift my spirits"
"lift his ego"
10. lift, raise, elevate
raise in rank or condition
"The new law lifted many people from poverty"
take off or away by decreasing
"lift the pressure"
12. rise, lift, rear
"The building rose before them"
pay off (a mortgage)
14. plagiarize, plagiarise, lift
take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech of intellectual property
15. rustle, lift
16. airlift, lift
fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
"Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
take (root crops) out of the ground
call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
rise upward, as from pressure or moisture
"The floor is lifting slowly"
20. lift, raise
put an end to
"lift a ban"
"raise a siege"
remove (hair) by scalping
remove from a seedbed or from a nursery
"lift the tulip bulbs"
remove from a surface
"the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
24. face-lift, lift
perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
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