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  1. [noun] the act of giving temporary assistance

  2. [noun] the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    Synonyms: aerodynamic

  3. [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"
    Synonyms: elevation, raising

  4. [noun] a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
    Synonyms: rise

  5. [noun] a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
    Synonyms: ski tow, ski

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

  7. [noun] one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

  8. [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
    Synonyms: elevator

  9. [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"
    Synonyms: face faceface ing, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck

  10. [noun] transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    Synonyms: air

  11. [noun] a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"

  12. [noun] the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
    Synonyms: raise, heave

  13. [verb] raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
    Synonyms: raise, elevate, get up, bring up

  14. [verb] take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"

  15. [verb] move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
    Synonyms: raise

  16. [verb] move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
    Synonyms: rise, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise

  17. [verb] make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"

  18. [verb] annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
    Synonyms: revoke, annul, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate

  19. [verb] make off with belongings of others
    Synonyms: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble

  20. [verb] raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
    Synonyms: hoist, wind

  21. [verb] invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
    Synonyms: raise

  22. [verb] raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
    Synonyms: raise, elevate

  23. [verb] take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"

  24. [verb] rise up; "The building rose before them"
    Synonyms: rise, rear

  25. [verb] pay off (a mortgage)

  26. [verb] take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    Synonyms: plagiarize, plagiarise

  27. [verb] take illegally; "rustle cattle"
    Synonyms: rustle

  28. [verb] fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
    Synonyms: air

  29. [verb] take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"

  30. [verb] call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

  31. [verb] rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"

  32. [verb] put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
    Synonyms: raise

  33. [verb] remove (hair) by scalping

  34. [verb] remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"

  35. [verb] remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"

  36. [verb] perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
    Synonyms: face-


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