What is lift?

  • (verb): Take off or away by decreasing.
    Example: "Lift the pressure"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Lift Me Up (Geri Halliwell Song) - Formats and Track Listings
... These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Lift Me Up" ... UK CD1/European CD2 "Lift Me Up" - 352 "Lift Me Up" - 357 "Lift Me Up" - 324 "Lift Me Up" - 802 UK CD2/European CD1 "Lift Me Up" - 352 "Live and Let Die" - 310 "Very Slowly" - 359 ...
Lift - Other Uses
... Lift (web framework), a Web application framework for Scala, which runs on the Java Virtual Machine Lift Conference, a conference about the challenges and opportunities of technology in society Lift, a special type of ...
Figure Skating Lifts - Pair Lifts - Types of Lifts - Group 4: Hand To Hand (press Lift Types)
... Press lift The skaters skate facing each other, with the man skating backwards ... They clasp hands and the man pushes forward and up, "pressing" her into the lift ... Hand to hand loop lift The skaters are facing in the same direction ...
Axel Lift
... An axel lift in pair skating is a movement in which the woman is turned over her partner's head one and a half times ... a position of holding hands on one side, her partner lifts her with his hand under her armpit and the lift begins from the woman's outside forward edge and ends on the outside backward edge of ...
Figure Skating Lifts - Pair Lifts
... Unlike dance lifts, pair lifts are typically over the man's head ... Most pair lifts are rotational, with the man turning on the ice before setting the lady down a carry lift, by contrast, is a lift without rotation ... A lift's score may be affected by Type of entry – May raise difficulty by entry in spread eagle, arabesque or other position ...

More definitions of "lift":

  • (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
  • (verb): Put an end to.
    Example: "Lift a ban"
    Synonyms: raise
  • (verb): Move upwards.
    Example: "Lift one's eyes"
    Synonyms: raise
  • (verb): Invigorate or heighten.
    Example: "Lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
    Synonyms: raise
  • (noun): A device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg.
  • (verb): Raise in rank or condition.
    Synonyms: raise, elevate
  • (verb): Take (root crops) out of the ground.
    Example: "Lift potatoes"
  • (verb): Perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face.
    Synonyms: face-lift
  • (noun): The component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity.
    Synonyms: aerodynamic lift
  • (verb): Remove from a seedbed or from a nursery.
    Example: "Lift the tulip bulbs"
  • (verb): Remove from a surface.
    Example: "The detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
  • (verb): Remove (hair) by scalping.
  • (verb): Call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs.
  • (verb): Take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property.
    Synonyms: plagiarize, plagiarise
  • (verb): Make audible.
    Example: "He lifted a war whoop"
  • (noun): A ride in a car.
    Example: "He gave me a lift home"
  • (verb): Take illegally.
    Synonyms: rustle
  • (verb): Pay off (a mortgage).
  • (verb): Fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means.
    Synonyms: airlift
  • (noun): The event of something being raised upward.
    Synonyms: elevation, raising
  • (noun): One of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot.
  • (verb): Rise upward, as from pressure or moisture.
    Example: "The floor is lifting slowly"
  • (verb): Take hold of something and move it to a different location.
    Example: "Lift the box onto the table"
  • (noun): Transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable).
    Synonyms: airlift
  • (noun): A powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill.
    Synonyms: ski tow, ski lift
  • (noun): The act of raising something.
    Example: "He responded with a lift of his eyebrow"
    Synonyms: raise, heave
  • (noun): A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground.
    Synonyms: rise
  • (noun): The act of giving temporary assistance.
  • (verb): Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help.
    Synonyms: hoist, wind

Famous quotes containing the word lift:

    Oh! lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!
    I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    When will the veil be lifted that casts so black a night over the universe? God of Israel, lift at last the gloom: For how long will you be hidden?
    Jean Racine (1639–1699)

    They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
    Bible: Hebrew Isaiah 2:4.