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Dictionary definition for: Lift

1. (n) the act of giving temporary assistance

2. (v) raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

3. (v) take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"

4. (n) the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity

5. (v) move upwards; "lift one''s eyes"

6. (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"

7. (v) move upward; "The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

8. (n) a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

9. (v) make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"

10. (n) a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill

11. (n) a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg

12. (v) annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

13. (n) one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

14. (v) make off with belongings of others

15. (v) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

16. (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

17. (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"

18. (v) invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits" "lift his ego"

19. (n) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

20. (v) raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"

21. (n) a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"

22. (v) take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"

23. (n) the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

24. (v) rise up; "The building rose before them"

25. (v) pay off (a mortgage)

26. (v) take without referencing from someone else''s writing or speech; of intellectual property

27. (v) take illegally; "rustle cattle"

28. (v) fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"

29. (v) take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"

30. (v) call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

31. (v) rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"

32. (v) put an end to; "lift a ban" "raise a siege"

33. (v) remove (hair) by scalping

34. (v) remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"

35. (v) remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"

36. (v) perform cosmetic surgery on someone''s face

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