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