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Definition 1: the act of raising something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some actresses have more than one face lift

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue

(... is a kind of lift ) cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose

Definition 3: the act of giving temporary assistance - [noun denoting act]

(lift is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

Definition 4: a ride in a car - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave me a lift home

(lift is a kind of ...) a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

"he took the family for a drive in his new car"

Definition 5: transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) the act of moving something from one location to another

(... is an instance of lift) airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin

Definition 6: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) a device for lifting heavy loads

(... is a kind of lift ) a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another

(... is a kind of lift ) an elevator designed for carrying freight

(... is a kind of lift ) a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor

(lift is a part of ...) where passengers ride up and down

"the car was on the top floor"

(... is part of lift) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 7: a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) something that serves as a means of transportation

(... is a kind of lift ) a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable

(... is a kind of lift ) a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto

(... is a kind of lift ) a ski tow that pulls skiers up a slope without lifting them off the ground

Definition 8: one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot - [noun denoting artifact]

(lift is a kind of ...) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

(... is a kind of lift ) the bottom layer of a heel

(... is part of lift) the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation

Definition 9: a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg - [noun denoting artifact]

(lift is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

Definition 10: the event of something being raised upward - [noun denoting event]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
  • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) a movement upward

"they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

Definition 11: a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 12: the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) forces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air (or other gaseous fluids)

(... is a kind of lift ) apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground

Definition 13: perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face - [verb of body]

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) perform surgery on

"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

Definition 14: remove from a surface - [verb of change]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table

(lift is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 15: put an end to - [verb of change]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift a ban
  • raise a siege

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Definition 16: remove (hair) by scalping - [verb of change]

(lift is a kind of ...) remove the scalp of

"The enemies were scalped"

Definition 17: rise upward, as from pressure or moisture - [verb of change]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The floor is lifting slowly

(lift is a kind of ...) bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

"The highway buckled during the heat wave"

Definition 18: invigorate or heighten - [verb of change]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift my spirits
  • lift his ego

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Definition 19: raise in rank or condition - [verb of change]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new law lifted many people from poverty

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of lift ) raise the status of

"I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"

(... is a kind of lift ) raise in rank, character, or status

"exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"

Definition 20: remove from a seedbed or from a nursery - [verb of change]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift the tulip bulbs

(lift is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 21: take off or away by decreasing - [verb of change]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift the pressure

(lift is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 22: cancel officially - [verb of communication]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He revoked the ban on smoking
  • lift an embargo
  • vacate a death sentence

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) declare null and void; make ineffective

"Cancel the election results" "strike down a law"

(... is a kind of lift ) fail to fulfill a promise or obligation

"She backed out of her promise"

Definition 23: call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs - [verb of communication]

(lift is a kind of ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

Definition 24: make audible - [verb of communication]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He lifted a war whoop

(lift is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 25: take hold of something and move it to a different location - [verb of contact]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift the box onto the table

(lift is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of lift ) lift or elevate

(... is a kind of lift ) lift with a pitchfork

"pitchfork hay"

Definition 26: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help - [verb of contact]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

(... is a kind of lift ) hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope

Definition 27: take (root crops) out of the ground - [verb of contact]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift potatoes

(lift is a kind of ...) create by digging

"dig a hole" "dig out a channel"

Definition 28: fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means - [verb of contact]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Food is airlifted into Bosnia

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) transport by aeroplane

"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

Definition 29: raise from a lower to a higher position - [verb of motion]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Raise your hands
  • Lift a load

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of lift ) cause to rise

"The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."

(... is a kind of lift ) elevate onto skids

(... is a kind of lift ) raise on or as if on a pinnacle

"He did not want to be pinnacled"

(... is a kind of lift ) raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

(... is a kind of lift ) cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

(... is a kind of lift ) increase the height of

"The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

(... is a kind of lift ) increase

"The landlord hiked up the rents"

(... is a kind of lift ) take and lift upward

(... is a kind of lift ) raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

"underlay the plate"

(... is a kind of lift ) cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity

"The magician levitated the woman"

(... is a kind of lift ) cause to rise up

(... is a kind of lift ) lift with a special device

"jack up the car so you can change the tire"

(... is a kind of lift ) lift onto one's shoulders

(... is a kind of lift ) cause to rise by kicking

"kick up dust"

(... is a kind of lift ) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

(... is a kind of lift ) raise with a line

"trice a window shade"

(... is a kind of lift ) raise

"hoist the flags" "hoist a sail"

(... is a kind of lift ) move from one place to another by lifting

"They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"

(... is a kind of lift ) raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

(lift causes ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Definition 30: move upwards - [verb of motion]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lift one's eyes

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(lift causes ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Definition 31: move upward - [verb of motion]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fog lifted
  • The smoke arose from the forest fire
  • The mist uprose from the meadows

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of lift ) rise as vapor

(... is a kind of lift ) climb suddenly and steeply

"The airplane chandelled"

(... is a kind of lift ) lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces

"the earth's movement uplifted this part of town"

(... is a kind of lift ) rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles

"bubble to the surface"

(... is a kind of lift ) shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

"prices skyrocketed"

(... is a kind of lift ) be erected, built, or constructed

"New buildings are going up everywhere"

(... is a kind of lift ) rise rapidly

"the dollar soared against the yen"

(... is a kind of lift ) go upward with gradual or continuous progress

"Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

(... is a kind of lift ) rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

"the boats surged"

(... is a kind of lift ) come up, of celestial bodies

"The sun also rises" "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..." "Jupiter ascends"

Definition 32: make off with belongings of others - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

Definition 33: take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

(... is a kind of lift ) take unauthorized (intellectual material)

(lift belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Definition 34: pay off (a mortgage) - [verb of possession]

(lift is a kind of ...) eliminate by paying off (debts)

Definition 35: take illegally - [verb of possession]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rustle cattle

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

(lift belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Definition 36: rise up - [verb of stative]

Samples where lift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The building rose before them

Synonyms for lift in the sense of this definition

(lift is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

(... is a kind of lift ) appear very large or occupy a commanding position

"The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain" "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

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