lift out


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Verb1.lift out - take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
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"
dip - scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"
References in classic literature ?
When I take the bridge," says Captain Hodgson, "you'll see me shunt forty per cent of the lift out of the gas and run her on the upper rudder.
Its function is to shunt the lift out of the gas, and this it will do without watching.
Our turbines scream shrilly; the propellers cannot bite on the thin air; Tim shunts the lift out of five tanks at once and by sheer weight drives her bullet wise through the maelstrom till she cushions with jar on an up-gust, three thousand feet below.