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lift

 (lĭft)
v. lift·ed, lift·ing, lifts
v.tr.
1.
a. To direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise: lift one's eyes; lifted the suitcase.
b. To transport by air: The helicopter lifted the entire team to the meet.
2.
a. To revoke by taking back; rescind: lifted the embargo.
b. To bring an end to (a blockade or siege) by removing forces.
3. To cease (artillery fire) in an area.
4.
a. To raise in condition, rank, or esteem: work that lifted her in the eyes of her colleagues.
b. To uplift; elate: Your telephone call really lifted my spirits.
5. To remove (plants) from the ground for transplanting.
6. To project or sound in loud, clear tones: lifted their voices in song.
7. Informal To steal; pilfer: A thief lifted my wallet.
8. Informal To copy from something already published; plagiarize: lifted whole paragraphs from the encyclopedia.
9. To pay off or clear (a debt or mortgage, for example).
10. To perform cosmetic surgery on (the face, for example), especially in order to remove wrinkles or sagging skin.
11.
a. Sports To hit (a golf ball) very high into the air.
b. To pick up (a golf ball) to place it in a better lie.
c. To shoot or flip (a puck) so that it rises sharply off the ice.
v.intr.
1.
a. To rise; ascend.
b. To yield to upward pressure: These windows lift easily.
2.
a. To disappear or disperse by or as if by rising: By afternoon the smog had lifted.
b. To stop temporarily: The rain lifted by morning.
3. To become elevated; soar: Their spirits lifted when help came.
n.
1. The act or process of rising or raising to a higher position.
2. Power or force available for raising: the lift of a pump.
3. An organized effort or a flight transporting supplies or people by airplane; an airlift.
4.
a. The extent or height to which something is raised or rises; the amount of elevation.
b. The distance or space through which something is raised or rises.
5. A rise or an elevation in the level of the ground.
6. An elevation of the spirits: The good news gave us a lift.
7. A raised, high, or erect position, as of a part of the body: the lift of his chin.
8. A machine or device designed to pick up, raise, or carry something.
9. One of the layers of leather, rubber, or other material making up the heel of a shoe.
10. Chiefly British A passenger or cargo elevator.
11. A ride in a vehicle given to help someone reach a destination: gave my friend a lift into town.
12. Assistance or help: gave her a lift with her heavy packages.
13. A set of pumps used in a mine.
14. The component of the total aerodynamic force acting on an airfoil or on an entire aircraft or winged missile perpendicular to the relative wind and normally exerted in an upward direction, opposing the pull of gravity.
Phrasal Verb:
lift off
To begin flight: The spacecraft lifted off at noon.
Idiom:
lift fire
To increase the range of artillery fire by elevating the muzzle of a piece.

[Middle English liften, from Old Norse lypta.]

lift′a·ble adj.
lift′er n.
Synonyms: lift, raise, elevate, hoist, heave, boost
These verbs mean to move something from a lower to a higher level or position. Lift sometimes stresses the expenditure of effort: a trunk too heavy to lift. Raise often implies movement to an approximately vertical position: raised my hand so I could ask a question. Elevate emphasizes the sustained or permanent status of the change in position: elevated his sprained ankle; elevated the highway over major thoroughfares. Hoist is applied principally to the lifting of heavy objects, often by mechanical means: hoist a sunken ship. To heave is to lift or raise with great effort or force: heaved the pack onto his back. Boost suggests upward movement effected by pushing from below: boosted the child into the saddle. See Also Synonyms at steal.

lift

(lɪft)
vb
1. to rise or cause to rise upwards from the ground or another support to a higher place: to lift a sack.
2. to move or cause to move upwards: to lift one's eyes.
3. (tr) to take hold of in order to carry or remove: to lift something down from a shelf.
4. (tr) to raise in status, spirituality, estimation, etc: his position lifted him from the common crowd.
5. (tr) to revoke or rescind: to lift tax restrictions.
6. to make or become audible or louder: to lift one's voice in song.
7. (tr) to take (plants or underground crops) out of the ground for transplanting or harvesting
8. (intr) to disappear by lifting or as if by lifting: the fog lifted.
9. to transport in a vehicle
10. (tr) informal to take unlawfully or dishonourably; steal
11. (tr) informal to make dishonest use of (another person's idea, writing, etc); plagiarize
12. (tr) slang to arrest
13. (tr) to perform a face-lift on
14. (Banking & Finance) (tr) US and Canadian to pay off (a mortgage, etc)
n
15. the act or an instance of lifting
16. the power or force available or used for lifting
17. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. Brit a platform, compartment, or cage raised or lowered in a vertical shaft to transport persons or goods in a building. US and Canadian word: elevator
18. the distance or degree to which something is lifted
19. a usually free ride as a passenger in a car or other vehicle
20. a rise in the height of the ground
21. a rise in morale or feeling of cheerfulness usually caused by some specific thing or event
22. (General Physics) the force required to lift an object
23. (Clothing & Fashion) a layer of the heel of a shoe, etc, or a detachable pad inside the shoe to give the wearer added height
24. aid; help
25. (Mining & Quarrying) mining
a. the thickness of ore extracted in one operation
b. a set of pumps used in a mine
26. (Aeronautics)
a. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on a wing, etc, at right angles to the airflow
b. the upward force exerted by the gas in a balloon, airship, etc
27. (Aeronautics) See airlift1
[C13: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse lypta, Old English lyft sky; compare loft]
ˈliftable adj
ˈlifter n

lift

(lɪft)
n
Scot the sky
[Old English lyft]

lift

(lɪft)
v.t.
1. to move or bring (something) upward from the ground or other support to a higher position; hoist.
2. to raise or direct upward: to lift one's head.
3. to remove or rescind by an official act, as a ban, curfew, or tax.
4. to stop or put an end to (a boycott, blockade, etc.).
5. to hold up or display on high.
6. to raise in rank, condition, estimation, etc.; elevate or exalt.
7. to make audible or louder, as the voice or something voiced.
8. Informal. to plagiarize.
9. Informal. to steal.
11. to remove (plants and tubers) from the ground, as after harvest or for transplanting.
12. to pay off (a mortgage, promissory note, etc.).
v.i.
13. to go up; yield to upward pressure: The balloon lifted.
14. to pull or strain upward in the effort to raise something.
15. to move upward or rise; rise and disperse, as clouds or fog.
16. (of rain) to stop temporarily.
17. to rise to view above the horizon when approached, as land seen from the sea.
n.
18. the act of lifting, raising, or rising.
19. the distance that anything rises or is raised.
20. a lifting or raising force.
21. the weight, load, or quantity lifted.
22. an act or instance of helping to climb.
23. a ride in a vehicle, esp. one given to a pedestrian.
24. a feeling of exaltation or uplift.
25. assistance or aid.
26. a device or apparatus for lifting.
27. a movement in which a dancer, skater, etc., lifts up a partner.
28.
29. Brit. elevator (def. 2).
30. Informal. a theft.
31. a rise or elevation of ground.
32. the component of force exerted by air on an airfoil in a direction perpendicular to the forward motion and opposite to the pull of gravity.
33. the bottom layer on the heel of a boot or shoe.
Idioms:
lift a finger or hand, to exert any effort at all.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old Norse lypta, derivative of lopt air, c. Middle High German lüften; compare loft]
lift′a•ble, adj.
lift′er, n.

lift

(lĭft)
An upward force acting on an object. Lift can be caused because an object, such as an air balloon, contains a type of gas that weighs less than air, or because of a low-pressure area above an object, such as a wing, that is moving through a fluid. Compare drag. See Note at aerodynamics.

lift

  • heavy - From the Proto-Germanic verb khabjan, "lift," came the noun khabiz, "weight," which begat the Dutch hevig and then English heavy.
  • hover - Comes from hove, "raise, lift, rise" or "linger, wait."
  • lift - The action of cutting a deck of cards used to be called the lift.
  • weigh - First meant "carry, lift, bear, raise up."

lift

elevator
1. 'lift'

In British English, a lift is a device that moves up and down inside a tall building and carries people from one floor to another.

I took the lift to the eighth floor.
2. 'elevator'

In American English, a device like this is called an elevator.

lift


Past participle: lifted
Gerund: lifting

Imperative
lift
lift
Present
I lift
you lift
he/she/it lifts
we lift
you lift
they lift
Preterite
I lifted
you lifted
he/she/it lifted
we lifted
you lifted
they lifted
Present Continuous
I am lifting
you are lifting
he/she/it is lifting
we are lifting
you are lifting
they are lifting
Present Perfect
I have lifted
you have lifted
he/she/it has lifted
we have lifted
you have lifted
they have lifted
Past Continuous
I was lifting
you were lifting
he/she/it was lifting
we were lifting
you were lifting
they were lifting
Past Perfect
I had lifted
you had lifted
he/she/it had lifted
we had lifted
you had lifted
they had lifted
Future
I will lift
you will lift
he/she/it will lift
we will lift
you will lift
they will lift
Future Perfect
I will have lifted
you will have lifted
he/she/it will have lifted
we will have lifted
you will have lifted
they will have lifted
Future Continuous
I will be lifting
you will be lifting
he/she/it will be lifting
we will be lifting
you will be lifting
they will be lifting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lifting
you have been lifting
he/she/it has been lifting
we have been lifting
you have been lifting
they have been lifting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lifting
you will have been lifting
he/she/it will have been lifting
we will have been lifting
you will have been lifting
they will have been lifting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lifting
you had been lifting
he/she/it had been lifting
we had been lifting
you had been lifting
they had been lifting
Conditional
I would lift
you would lift
he/she/it would lift
we would lift
you would lift
they would lift
Past Conditional
I would have lifted
you would have lifted
he/she/it would have lifted
we would have lifted
you would have lifted
they would have lifted

lift

1. elevator
2. (in an automobile) ride
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lift - the act of giving temporary assistancelift - the act of giving temporary assistance
assist, assistance, help, aid - 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"
2.lift - the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravitylift - the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
aerodynamic force - forces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air (or other gaseous fluids)
ground effect - apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground
3.lift - the event of something being raised upwardlift - the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
4.lift - a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
5.lift - a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hilllift - a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
chair lift, chairlift - 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
transport, conveyance - something that serves as a means of transportation
rope tow - a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto
surface lift - a ski tow that pulls skiers up a slope without lifting them off the ground
6.lift - a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
7.lift - one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
heel - the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
layer, bed - single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
top lift - the bottom layer of a heel
8.lift - 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 buildinglift - 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
building, edifice - 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"
elevator car, car - where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top floor"
dumbwaiter, food elevator - a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
freight elevator, service elevator - an elevator designed for carrying freight
lifting device - a device for lifting heavy loads
paternoster - 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
9.lift - plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your facelift - 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"
nose job, rhinoplasty - cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose
anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
10.lift - transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)lift - transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
transfer, transferral, transportation, conveyance, transport - the act of moving something from one location to another
11.lift - a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
ride, drive - a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
12.lift - the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
Verb1.lift - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
get up - cause to rise; "The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."
jack, jack up - lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire"
shoulder - lift onto one's shoulders
kick up - cause to rise by kicking; "kick up dust"
hoist, wind, lift - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
trice, trice up - raise with a line; "trice a window shade"
run up, hoist - raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
hoist - move from one place to another by lifting; "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
move, displace - 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"
pump - raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
levitate - cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity; "The magician levitated the woman"
underlay - raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type; "underlay the plate"
skid - elevate onto skids
pinnacle - raise on or as if on a pinnacle; "He did not want to be pinnacled"
chin, chin up - raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
leaven, prove, raise - cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
heighten - increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"
boost, hike, hike up - increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
gather up, lift up, pick up - take and lift upward
erect, rear - cause to rise up
gather up, lift up, pick up - take and lift upward
2.lift - take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
heave up, heft, heft up, heave - lift or elevate
fork, pitchfork - lift with a pitchfork; "pitchfork hay"
move, displace - 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"
3.lift - move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
move, displace - 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"
4.lift - move upwardlift - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
go, locomote, move, travel - 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"
scend, surge - rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave; "the boats surged"
climb, climb up, go up, mount - go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom - rise rapidly; "the dollar soared against the yen"
go up - be erected, built, or constructed; "New buildings are going up everywhere"
rocket, skyrocket - shoot up abruptly, like a rocket; "prices skyrocketed"
bubble - rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles; "bubble to the surface"
uplift - lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces; "the earth's movement uplifted this part of town"
chandelle - climb suddenly and steeply; "The airplane chandelled"
steam - rise as vapor
uprise, ascend, come up, rise - come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
5.lift - make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
6.lift - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
7.lift - make off with belongings of otherslift - make off with belongings of others  
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
8.lift - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
trice, trice up - hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
9.lift - invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
10.lift - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
alter, change, modify - 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"
dignify - raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"
exalt - raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
11.lift - take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - 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"
12.lift - rise up; "The building rose before them"
appear, seem, look - 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"
hulk, tower, loom, predominate - appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
13.lift - pay off (a mortgage)
liquidate, pay off - eliminate by paying off (debts)
14.lift - take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
crib - take unauthorized (intellectual material)
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
15.lift - take illegally; "rustle cattle"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
16.lift - fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other meanslift - fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
fly - transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
17.lift - take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"
dig, dig out - create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"
18.lift - call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
send for, call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
19.lift - rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"
warp, buckle, heave - bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
20.lift - put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
terminate, end - 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"
21.lift - remove (hair) by scalping
scalp - remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
22.lift - remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - 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"
23.lift - remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - 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"
24.lift - perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

lift

verb
1. raise, pick up, hoist, draw up, elevate, uplift, heave up, buoy up, raise high, bear aloft, upheave, upraise Curious shoppers lifted their children to take a closer look at the parade.
raise drop, lower
2. revoke, end, remove, withdraw, stop, relax, cancel, terminate, rescind, annul, countermand The Commission has urged them to lift their ban on imports.
revoke establish, impose
3. exalt, raise, improve, advance, promote, boost, enhance, upgrade, elevate, dignify, cheer up, perk up, ameliorate, buoy up A brisk walk in the fresh air can lift your mood.
exalt depress
4. disappear, clear, vanish, disperse, dissipate, rise, be dispelled The fog had lifted and revealed a warm sunny day.
5. (Informal) steal, take, copy, appropriate, nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), pocket, trouser (slang), pinch (informal), pirate, cabbage (Brit. slang), knock off (slang), crib (informal), half-inch (old-fashioned slang), blag (slang), pilfer, purloin, plagiarize, thieve The line could have been lifted from a Woody Allen film.
noun
1. boost, encouragement, stimulus, reassurance, uplift, pick-me-up, fillip, shot in the arm (informal), gee-up My selection for the team has given me a tremendous lift.
boost blow, letdown
2. elevator (chiefly U.S.), hoist, paternoster They took the lift to the fourth floor.
3. ride, run, drive, transport, hitch (informal), car ride He had a car and often gave me a lift home.
lift off take off, be launched, blast off, take to the air The plane lifted off and climbed steeply into the night sky.

lift

verb
1. To move (something) to a higher position:
2. To move from a lower to a higher position:
3. To rise up in flight.Also used with off:
4. To disappear by or as if by rising:
5. To take back or remove:
6. To raise the spirits of:
Obsolete: exalt.
7. Informal. To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: swipe.
noun
1. An instance of lifting or being lifted:
3. A strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation:
Informal: wallop.
Slang: bang, boot, high, kick.
Translations
إرْتِفاع في المَعْنَوِيَّهتَرْتَفِعتَوْصيلَهرَفْعمِصْعَد
асансьор
výtahzvednoutsvezenívzlétnoutzdvižení
elevatorliftløfteløfthæve
hissinostaanostenostokyyditä
dizaloliftpodićipovesti autom
emelfelvonólift
farhefja sig á lofthverfa, léttalyftalyfta og færa
エレベーター人を車に乗せてあげること持ち上げる
...을 올리다승강기(차에) 태워 주기
dvasios pakilimaspakilimaspavežėjimassklaidytis
aizvestbraukšanacelšanaceltceltnis
liftvýťahvzlietnuťzvezenie
dvigalodvignitiprevoz
hissskjutslyftlyfta
การโดยสารไปด้วยยกขึ้นลิฟต์
nâng lênsự đi nhờ xethang máy

lift

[lɪft]
A. N
1. (Brit) (= elevator) → ascensor m; (for goods) → montacargas m inv
2. (esp Brit) (in car) never accept lifts from strangersnunca te montes en un coche con extraños
can I give you a lift?¿quiere que le lleve (en coche)?, ¿quiere que le dé aventón? (Mex), ¿quiere que le dé un aventón? (Col)
she gave me a lift homeme llevó a casa en coche, me acompañó con su coche a casa
see also hitch B1
3. (fig) (= boost) to give sb a lift (psychologically) → levantar el ánimo a algn; (physically) → dar fuerzas a algn
4. (Aer) → propulsión f
B. VT
1. (= raise, pick up) [+ cover, box, head] → levantar; [+ phone, receiver] → descolgar, coger (Sp); [+ child] → tomar en brazos, coger en brazos (Sp), alzar; [+ invalid] → mover
this suitcase is too heavy for me to liftesta maleta pesa demasiado para que yo la levante
he lifted his eyes and looked out of the windowlevantó or alzó la vista y miró por la ventana
the wind lifted the balloon into the airel viento se llevó el globo por los aires
he lifted the lid off the panlevantó la tapadera de la olla, destapó la olla
he lifted the child onto his kneealzó or (Sp) cogió al niño y lo sentó en su rodilla
to lift sb's spiritslevantar el ánimo a algn
she lifted her glass to her lipsse llevó el vaso a los labios
to lift weights (Sport) → hacer or levantar pesas
she never lifts a finger to helpno mueve un dedo para ayudar
to lift the lid on sthdestapar algo
2. (= remove) [+ restrictions, sanctions] → levantar
3. (= dig up) [+ potatoes, carrots] → recoger
4. (= improve) → mejorar
they need to lift their game to wintienen que mejorar su juego si quieren ganar
5. (= steal) [+ goods, money] → mangar, birlar; [+ idea, quotation] → copiar, plagiar
the article was lifted from a newspaperel artículo fue copiado or plagiado de un periódico
C. VI
1. (= rise) → levantarse, alzarse (LAm)
2. (= raise) a bra which lifts and separatesun sujetador que realza y separa el busto
3. (= disappear) [mist, fog] → disiparse; [depression] → desaparecer
his mood seemed to have liftedparecía estar de mejor humor
4. (= cheer up) his spirits lifted at the thought of seeing herse le levantaron los ánimos al pensar que iba a verla
D. CPD lift attendant N (Brit) → ascensorista mf
lift cage N (Brit) → caja f de ascensor
lift operator N (Brit) = lift attendant lift shaft N (Brit) → caja f or hueco m del ascensor
lift down VT + ADVbajar
to lift sth down from a shelfbajar algo de una estantería
lift off
A. VT + ADV [+ lid, cover] → quitar, levantar
B. VI + ADV
1. (= gen) → levantarse
the top lifts offla parte de arriba se levanta
2. [spacecraft] → despegar
lift out VT + ADV
1. (gen) → sacar
he lifted the child out of his playpensacó al niño del parque
2. (Mil) [+ troops] → evacuar
lift up
A. VT + ADV [+ object, cover] → levantar; [+ head, person] → levantar, alzar
to lift up one's eyeslevantar or alzar la vista
B. VI + ADVlevantarse
the seat lifts up to reveal storage spaceel asiento se levanta dejando ver un espacio para guardar cosas

lift

[ˈlɪft]
vt
(= pick up) → soulever
It's too heavy, I can't lift it → C'est trop lourd, je ne peux pas le soulever.
(= raise) → lever
to lift one's head → lever la tête
to lift one's arm → lever le bras
to lift a glass to one's lips → porter un verre à ses lèvres
He lifted the glass to his mouth → Il porta son verre à ses lèvres.
[+ sanctions, ban] → lever
(= increase) [+ rate] → relever
(= plagiarize) → pomper
to lift sth from sth [+ publication, internet] → pomper qch sur qch
Most of the article was lifted from a woman's magazine → La plus grande partie de l'article a été pompée sur un magazine féminin.
vi
[fog] → se lever
n
(British) (= elevator) → ascenseur m
The lift isn't working → L'ascenseur est en panne.
(in car) to give sb a lift (British)déposer qn
He gave me a lift to the cinema → Il m'a déposé au cinéma.
Would you like a lift? → Est-ce que je peux vous déposer quelque part?
to give sb a lift home → ramener qn chez lui (or chez elle)
He had a car and often gave me a lift home → Il avait une voiture et il me ramenait souvent chez moi.
lift off
vi [rocket, helicopter, plane] → décoller
lift out
vt sepsortir; [+ troops, evacuees] → évacuer par avion (or hélicoptère)
lift up
vt sepsouleverlift attendant n (British)liftier/ière m/flift-off [ˈlɪftɒf] ndécollage mlift shaft n (British)cage f d'ascenseur

lift

n
(= lifting)Heben nt; the haughty lift of her headihre hochmütige Kopfhaltung; give me a lift upheb mich mal hoch; give me a lift with this trunkhilf mir, den Koffer hochzuheben
(Weightlifting) that was a good liftdas war eine gute Leistung; his next lift is 100 kgbeim nächsten Versuch will er 100 kg heben; different types of liftmehrere verschiedene Hebearten pl
(= emotional uplift) to give somebody a liftjdn aufmuntern; (drug)jdn aufputschen; (prospect)jdm Auftrieb geben
(in car etc) → Mitfahrgelegenheit f; to give somebody a lift (= take along)jdn mitnehmen; (as special journey) → jdn fahren; to get a lift from somebodyvon jdm mitgenommen werden/von jdm gefahren werden; want a lift?möchten Sie mitkommen?, soll ich dich fahren?; don’t take lifts from strangerslass dich nicht von Fremden mitnehmen
(Brit: = elevator) → Fahrstuhl m, → Aufzug m, → Lift m; (for goods) → Aufzug m; he took the lifter fuhr mit dem Fahrstuhl etc
(Aviat) → Auftrieb m
vt
(also lift up)hochheben; windowhochschieben; feet, headheben; eyesaufschlagen; hatlüften, ziehen; potatoes etcernten; child etchochheben; to lift the baby out of his playpendas Baby aus dem Laufgitter heben; to lift one’s hand to somebodydie Hand gegen jdn erheben; to lift the phoneden Hörer abnehmen
(fig: also lift up) → heben; voiceerheben; to lift the spirits/mooddie Stimmung heben; the news lifted him out of his depressiondurch die Nachricht verflog seine Niedergeschlagenheit; the excellence of his style lifts him far above his contemporariessein ausgezeichneter Stil stellt ihn weit über seine Zeitgenossen
(= remove) restrictions etcaufheben; to lift the siege of a citydie Belagerung einer Stadt beenden
(inf: = steal) → mitgehen lassen (inf), → klauen (inf); (= plagiarize)abkupfern (inf)
to have one’s face liftedsich (dat)das Gesicht straffen or liften lassen
(Brit inf: = arrest) → schnappen (inf)
vi
(= be lifted)sich hochheben lassen; that chair is too heavy (for you) to liftdieser Stuhl ist zu schwer zum Hochheben
(mist)sich lichten; (mood, spirits)sich heben
(rocket, plane)abheben; it lifted slowly into the skyes stieg langsam zum Himmel auf

lift

:
lift attendant
n (Brit) → Fahrstuhlführer(in) m(f)
liftboy
n (Brit) → Liftboy m
lift cage
n (Brit) → Fahrstuhl m
liftman
n (Brit) = lift attendant
liftoff
n (Space) → Abheben nt, → Start m; we have liftder Start ist erfolgt
lift-off correction tape
n (for typewriter) → (Lift-off-)Korrekturband nt
lift operator
lift pass
nSkipass m
liftshaft
n (Brit) → Aufzugsschacht m

lift

[lɪft]
1. vt
a. (thing, person) → sollevare, alzare
to lift sb over sth → far passare qn sopra qc
to lift one's head → alzare or sollevare la testa
she never lifts a finger to help → non alza or muove mai neanche un dito per aiutare
b. (fig) (restrictions, ban) → revocare
c. (fam) (steal, idea, quotation) → riprendere or copiare pari pari
2. visollevarsi, alzarsi; (fog) → alzarsi
3. n
a. (Brit) (elevator) → ascensore m; (for goods) → montacarichi m inv
b. (esp Brit) (in car) → passaggio
to give sb a lift → dare un passaggio a qn
c. (Aer) → spinta
it gave him a tremendous lift (fig) → lo ha tirato su moltissimo
lift down vt + advtirar giù
lift off
1. vt + advtogliere
2. vi + adv (aircraft, rocket) → decollare
lift out vt + advtirar fuori; (troops, evacuees) → far evacuare per mezzo di elicotteri (or aerei)
lift up vt + advsollevare, alzare

lift

(lift) verb
1. to raise or bring to a higher position. The box was so heavy I couldn't lift it.
2. to take and carry away. He lifted the table through into the kitchen.
3. (of mist etc) to disappear. By noon, the fog was beginning to lift.
4. to rise. The aeroplane lifted into the air.
noun
1. the act of lifting. a lift of the eyebrows.
2. (American ˈelevator) a small enclosed platform etc that moves up and down between floors carrying goods or people. Since she was too tired to climb the stairs, she went up in the lift.
3. a ride in someone's car etc. Can I give you a lift into town?
4. a raising of the spirits. Her success in the exam gave her a great lift.
lift off (of a rocket etc) to leave the ground ( ˈlift-off) noun

lift

مِصْعَدٌ, يَرْفَعُ, يُوَصِلُ شَخْصاً بِالْسِيَارَةِ svezení, výtah, zvednout elevator, lift, løfte Fahrstuhl, hochheben, Mitfahrgelegenheit ανελκυστήρας, ανυψώνω, δωρεάν μεταφορά με το αυτοκίνητο ascensor, levantar, llevar en carro, llevar en coche hissi, kyyti, nostaa ascenseur, emmener, soulever dizalo, podići, povesti autom ascensore, passaggio, sollevare エレベーター, 人を車に乗せてあげること, 持ち上げる ...을 올리다, 승강기, (차에) 태워 주기 lift, optillen heis, løfte, skyss podnieść się, podwiezienie, winda boleia, carona, elevador, levantar лифт, подвезти, поднимать hiss, lyfta, skjuts การโดยสารไปด้วย, ยกขึ้น, ลิฟต์ birini arabayla evine bırakma, kaldırma/indirme, kaldırmak nâng lên, sự đi nhờ xe, thang máy 举起, 搭车, 电梯

lift

vt. levantar, alzar, elevar;
___ your handlevante, levanta la mano;
to give one a ___ayudar, animar, alentar.

lift

n grùa; bladder — reparación f de cistocele; heel — talonera, cojín m que se coloca en el calzado para levantar el talón; patient — grùa para levantar pacientes; vt levantar; Avoid heavy lift-ing..Evite levantar objetos pesados; to — weights levantar pesas
References in classic literature ?
I'll lift my eyebrows if any thing is wrong, and nod if you are all right.
Though, as everybody well knew, the doctor had forbidden her to lift so much as a pin!
It is rather joy than labor to the spirit, to lift up the voice in praise; but sadly do these boys abuse their gifts.
At a vast distance I beheld the mountains lift their venerable brows, and penetrate the clouds.
I tried to lift and push it until I was lame, and then I got so angry I bit off a little piece at one corner--but it hurt my teeth.
In spite of her cold indignation, and the fact that she could understand only a part of Mattingly's speech, Christie comprehended enough to make her lift her clear eyes to the speaker, as she replied freezingly that she feared she would not trouble them long with her company.
But, if they seek to glorify God, let them not lift heavenward their unclean hands
After these secret scenes I chattered more than ever, going on volubly enough till one of our prodigious, palpable hushes occurred-- I can call them nothing else--the strange, dizzy lift or swim (I try for terms
This ended, in prolonged solemn tones, like the continual tolling of a bell in a ship that is foundering at sea in a fog --in such tones he commenced reading the following hymn; but changing his manner towards the concluding stanzas, burst forth with a pealing exultation and joy -- The ribs and terrors in the whale, Arched over me a dismal gloom, While all God's sun-lit waves rolled by, And lift me deepening down to doom.
If we bend down our eyes, the dark vale shows her mouldy soil; but if we lift them, the bright sun meets our glance half way, to cheer.
I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick even in play.
This is no fairy story and no joke; the meat would be shoveled into carts, and the man who did the shoveling would not trouble to lift out a rat even when he saw one-- there were things that went into the sausage in comparison with which a poisoned rat was a tidbit.