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n. also car pool
1. An arrangement whereby several participants or their children travel together in one vehicle, the participants sharing the costs and often taking turns as the driver.
2. A group, as of commuters or parents, participating in a carpool.
v. also car-pool car·pooled, car·pool·ing, car·pools
To travel in a carpool.
To transport by means of a carpool: carpool the children to school.

car′pool′er n.
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vb, n
another term for carshare
ˈcarˌpooling n
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n. Also, car′ pool`.
1. an arrangement among automobile owners by which each in turn drives the others to and from a designated place.
2. those included in such an arrangement.
3. Also, car′-pool`. to form or participate in a carpool.
car′pool`er, n.
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(= people)Fahrgemeinschaft f
(= vehicles)Fuhrpark m
vieine Fahrgemeinschaft bilden (with mit)
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Till date, the biggest lift schemes in the world were the Colorado lift scheme in America and the Great Manmade River in Egypt.
The LIFT scheme gives buyers an interest-free equity loan of 60 to 80 per cent to help fund the purchase.
Steve Joyce, operations director for SES in the North-east, said the Hartlepool project was the largest LIFT scheme that SES had worked on and the first health centre where it will have incorporated a combined heat and power unit.
"These are in addition to the multi-million pound developments planned under the city's LIFT scheme and the PCT's strategic services and primary care development plans.
"Before I joined the Assisted Lift scheme, I found it hard to lift the recycling box up but now it's really easy for me and I've always found the crews helpful and friendly."
Before I joined the assisted lift scheme I found it hard to lift the recycling box up.
However, local MPs last night said they were "highly concerned" that any of their constituents could be struck off GP lists and branded the initiative as "ill-thought-out and ineffective." A spokeswoman for Galliford Try revealed that the measures were suggested following a series of attacks at primary care health centres being built under the Government's LIFT scheme.
``I hope the lift scheme will move ahead as soon as possible so that any inconvenience to the travelling public can be kept to an absolute minimum.
First-time buyers at Carronvale Homes' development in Bathgate, West Lothian, may be eligible for the LIFT scheme, which offers a loan up to 40 per cent for a fixed period.