"lifting" 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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