Associations to the word «Lift»


LIFT, noun. (UK dialectal) (chiefly Scotland) Air.
LIFT, noun. (UK dialectal) (chiefly Scotland) The sky; the heavens; firmament; atmosphere.
LIFT, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To raise or rise.
LIFT, verb. (transitive) (slang) To steal.
LIFT, verb. (transitive) To remove (a ban, restriction, etc.).
LIFT, verb. (transitive) To alleviate, to lighten (pressure, tension, stress, etc.)
LIFT, verb. (transitive) to cause to move upwards.
LIFT, verb. (informal) To lift weights; to weight-lift.
LIFT, verb. To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
LIFT, verb. To elevate or improve in rank, condition, etc.; often with up.
LIFT, verb. (obsolete) To bear; to support.
LIFT, verb. To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
LIFT, noun. An act of lifting or raising.
LIFT, noun. The act of transporting someone in a vehicle; a ride; a trip.
LIFT, noun. (British) (Australia) (New Zealand) Mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people between floors in a building; an elevator.
LIFT, noun. An upward force, such as the force that keeps aircraft aloft.
LIFT, noun. (measurement) the difference in elevation between the upper pool and lower pool of a waterway, separated by lock.
LIFT, noun. (historical slang) A thief.
LIFT, noun. (dance) The lifting of a dance partner into the air.
LIFT, noun. Permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically.
LIFT, noun. An improvement in mood
LIFT, noun. The space or distance through which anything is lifted.
LIFT, noun. A rise; a degree of elevation.
LIFT, noun. A lift gate.
LIFT, noun. (nautical) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below, and used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
LIFT, noun. (engineering) One of the steps of a cone pulley.
LIFT, noun. (shoemaking) A layer of leather in the heel of a shoe.
LIFT, noun. (horology) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
LIFT A FINGER, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see lift,‎ finger.
LIFT A FINGER, verb. (idiomatic) To make minimal effort; to help as little as possible.
LIFT MUSIC, noun. Elevator music
LIFT SCHEME, noun. (South Africa) A carpool; an arrangement whereby several people travel together in the same car.
LIFT SCHEMES, noun. Plural of lift scheme
LIFT SHAFT, noun. (UK) Alternative form of liftshaft
LIFT SHAFTS, noun. Plural of lift shaft
LIFT UP, verb. To elevate to a higher position
LIFT UP, verb. To lighten the mood of someone.

Dictionary definition

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

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