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  • EN [ lɪft]
  • US [ lɪft]

English definition


  • 1. the act of giving temporary assistance

  • 2. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity

  • 3. 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. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

  • 5. a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill

  • 6. a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg

  • 7. one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

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

  • 11. a ride in a car;

    • "he gave me a lift home"
  • 12. the act of raising something;

    • "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"
    • "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"


  • 1. raise from a lower to a higher position;

    • "Raise your hands"
    • "Lift a load"
  • 2. take hold of something and move it to a different location;

    • "lift the box onto the table"
  • 3. move upwards;

    • "lift one's eyes"
  • 4. move upward;

    • "The fog lifted"
    • "The smoke arose from the forest fire"
    • "The mist uprose from the meadows"
  • 5. make audible;

    • "He lifted a war whoop"
  • 6. annul by recalling or rescinding;

    • "He revoked the ban on smoking"
    • "lift an embargo"
    • "vacate a death sentence"
  • 7. make off with belongings of others

  • 8. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help;

    • "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
  • 9. invigorate or heighten;

    • "lift my spirits"
    • "lift his ego"
  • 10. raise in rank or condition;

    • "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  • 11. take off or away by decreasing;

    • "lift the pressure"
  • 12. rise up;

    • "The building rose before them"
  • 13. pay off (a mortgage)

  • 14. take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property

  • 15. take illegally;

    • "rustle cattle"
  • 16. fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means;

    • "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
  • 17. take (root crops) out of the ground;

    • "lift potatoes"
  • 18. call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

  • 19. rise upward, as from pressure or moisture;

    • "The floor is lifting slowly"
  • 20. put an end to;

    • "lift a ban"
    • "raise a siege"
  • 21. remove (hair) by scalping

  • 22. remove from a seedbed or from a nursery;

    • "lift the tulip bulbs"
  • 23. remove from a surface;

    • "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
  • 24. perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face

Example sentences

  • Please give me a lift onto the saddle.

  • It's obvious that a man isn't strong enough to lift an elephant.

  • With one great lift, the men moved the rock.

  • They use the tackle to lift the machine.

  • As chance would have it he was going to London as well and was able to give me a lift.

  • They wouldn't lift a finger to help us.

  • He offered me a lift.

  • This box is too heavy for me to lift.

  • The top of this box won't lift ( off ).

  • First we have to lift the level of instruction.

  • Don't kick the cat out like that, it's cruel; lift it out gently.

  • The mist began to lift.

  • When there are many people , it's easy to lift a load.

  • He is strong enough to lift the box.

  • To open the gate, lift up the latch.

  • The wind seemed to lift her slight body.

  • Soon there is enough force to lift the plane up off the ground.

  • I gave her a lift back out to her house.

  • The helicopters are designed to quickly lift soldiers and equipment to the battlefield.

  • Since he was stuck in a lift a year ago he hasn't dared to get back into one.

  • He wheeled the trolley down the corridor and disappeared with it into the service lift.

  • Lift carrots on a dry day and pack them horizontally in boxes of damp sand.

  • Her apartment was underneath a bar, called "The Lift".

  • Other countries are eagerly awaiting an American green light to lift the sanctions altogether.

  • Striking lorry drivers agreed to lift their blockades of main roads.

  • They will not lift a finger to help their country.

  • The lift holds six people at a squeeze.

  • He had a car and often gave me a lift home.

  • He has called on the government to lift its embargo on trade with Vietnam.

  • Straining to lift heavy weights can lead to a rise in blood pressure.

Phrase collocation

  • lift off

    To begin flight

    • The spacecraft lifted off at noon.

  • lift a finger (或 hand)

    [usu. with negative]make the slightest effort to do something, especially to help someone

    • he never once lifted a finger to get Jimmy released from prison.

  • lift his (或 its) leg

    (informal)(of a male dog) urinate

  • lift fire

    To increase the range of artillery fire by elevating the muzzle of a piece.


  • lift a finger

    • Could anyone honestly say that we should have allowed Paris to be occupied and France defeated without lifting a finger?

    • He never stirs a finger around house!

Synonym discrimination

  • arise, rise, raise, lift

  • lift, hoist, raise, elevate, heave, boost



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