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lift

 
Noun lift has 12 senses
  1. lift - the act of giving temporary assistance
    --1 is a kind of
    aid, assist, assistance, help
  2. aerodynamic lift, lift - the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    --2 is a kind of aerodynamic force
    --2 has particulars: ground effect
  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"
    --3 is a kind of rise, rising, ascent, ascension
    Derived forms: verb lift4, verb lift1
  4. lift, rise - a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
    --4 is a kind of wave, moving ridge
    Derived form: verb lift1
  5. ski tow, ski lift, lift - a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
    --5 is a kind of conveyance, transport
    --5 has particulars: chairlift, chair lift; rope tow; surface lift
    Derived forms: verb lift8, verb lift1
  6. lift - a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
    --6 is a kind of
    device
    Derived form: verb lift1
  7. lift - one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
    --7 is a kind of
    layer, bed
    --7 is a part of heel
    --7 has particulars: top lift
  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
    --8 is a kind of lifting device
    --8 is a part of building, edifice
    --8 has parts: car, elevator car
    --8 has particulars:
     dumbwaiter, food elevator; freight elevator, service elevator; paternoster
    Derived forms: verb lift8, verb lift1
  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"
    --9 is a kind of plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, anaplasty
    --9 has particulars: nose job, rhinoplasty
  10. airlift, lift - transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    --10 is a kind of transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance
    --10 has particulars: Berlin airlift
    Derived form: verb lift1
  11. lift - a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
    --11 is a kind of
    drive, ride
  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"
    --12 is a kind of propulsion, actuation
    Derived forms: verb lift8, verb lift3, verb lift1
Verb lift has 24 senses
  1. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
    --1 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun lift12, noun lift10, noun lift8, noun lift6, noun lift5, noun lift4, noun lift3, noun lifter1
    Sample sentence:
    The men lift the chairs
  2. lift - take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
    --2 is one way to
    move, displace
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. lift, raise - move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
    --3 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun lift12
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
    --4 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun lift3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  5. lift - make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
    --5 is one way to
    utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate - annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
    --6 is one way to cancel, strike down
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift - make off with belongings of others
    --7 is one way to steal
    Derived form: noun lifter2
    Sample sentence:
    They lift the goods
  8. hoist, lift, wind - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
    --8 is one way to raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
    Derived forms: noun lift12, noun lift8, noun lift5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  9. raise, lift - invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
    --9 is one way to better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. lift, raise, elevate - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
    --10 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  11. lift - take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
    --11 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  12. rise, lift, rear - rise up; "The building rose before them"
    --12 is one way to look, appear, seem
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  13. lift - pay off (a mortgage)
    --13 is one way to
    liquidate, pay off
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. plagiarize, plagiarise, lift - take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    --14 is one way to steal
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  15. rustle, lift - take illegally; "rustle cattle"
    --15 is one way to steal
    Sample sentence:
    They lift the animals
  16. airlift, lift - fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
    --16 is one way to fly
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  17. lift - take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"
    --17 is one way to
    dig, dig out
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. lift - call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
    --18 is one way to
    call, send for
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  19. lift - rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"
    --19 is one way to
    heave, buckle, warp
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. lift, raise - put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
    --20 is one way to end, terminate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  21. lift - remove (hair) by scalping
    --21 is one way to
    scalp
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  22. lift - remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"
    --22 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  23. lift - remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
    --23 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  24. face-lift, lift - perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
    --24 is one way to operate on, operate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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