|1.||[ verb ] raise from a lower to a higher position|
|Synonyms:||raise get_up elevate bring_up|
"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"
|Related terms:||lower move pick_up hike get_up shoulder chin kick_up hoist hoist rear heighten underlay pump hoist jack trice pinnacle raise levitate skid pick_up elevator weightlifter elevation ascent elevation ski_tow rise|
|2.||[ verb ] take hold of something and move it to a different location|
"lift the box onto the table"
|Related terms:||move heave pitchfork|
|3.||[ verb ] annul by recalling or rescinding|
|Synonyms:||repeal rescind reverse annul overturn countermand vacate revoke|
"He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"
|Related terms:||cancel renege reverse abrogation reversal vacation revocation|
|4.||[ verb ] make audible|
"He lifted a war whoop"
|5.||[ verb ] move upward|
|Synonyms:||rise go_up move_up come_up arise uprise|
"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"
|Related terms:||descend travel climb soar go_up chandelle rise scend steam rocket uplift surface elevation rise|
|6.||[ verb ] move upwards|
"lift one's eyes"
|Related terms:||move rise|
|7.||[ verb ] take off or away by decreasing|
"lift the pressure"
|8.||[ verb ] raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help|
"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
|Related terms:||raise trice hoister hoist|
|9.||[ verb ] (criminal law) make off with belongings of others|
|Synonyms:||pilfer purloin abstract hook filch pinch swipe sneak snarf nobble cabbage|
|Related terms:||steal booster pilferage|
|10.||[ verb ] raise in rank or condition|
: "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
|Related terms:||change exalt dignify acme|
|11.||[ noun ] the act of giving temporary assistance|
|12.||[ verb ] invigorate or heighten|
"lift my spirits", "lift his ego"
|13.||[ noun ] the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity|
|Related terms:||aerodynamic_force ground_effect|
|14.||[ verb ] call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs|
|15.||[ verb ] (surgery) perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face|
|Related terms:||operate_on face_lift|
|16.||[ noun ] a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg|
|Related terms:||device raise|
|17.||[ verb ] remove from a surface|
"the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
|18.||[ 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|
|Related terms:||lifting_device paternoster freight_elevator dumbwaiter building car raise|
|19.||[ verb ] (transportation) fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means|
: "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
|Related terms:||fly airlift|
|20.||[ verb ] take out of the ground, of root crops|
|21.||[ verb ] remove from a seedbed or form a nursery, as of bulbs|
|22.||[ noun ] (transportation) conveyance that carries skiers up a hill|
|Related terms:||conveyance T-bar chairlift surface_lift rope_tow hoist|
|23.||[ noun ] (transportation) a ride in a car|
"he gave me a lift home"
|24.||[ verb ] put an end to, as of a siege or a blockade|
"lift a ban" "raise a siege"
|Related terms:||end end|
|25.||[ verb ] remove by scalping, of hair|
|26.||[ verb ] (criminal law) take illegally, as of cattle|
|Related terms:||steal crime|
|27.||[ verb ] (criminal law,writing) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property|
|Related terms:||steal crib crime plagiarist plagiarism plagiarism|
|28.||[ verb ] rise upward, as from pressure or moisture|
"The floor is lifting slowly"
|29.||[ verb ] rise up|
"The building rose before them"
|Related terms:||look loom upgrade|
|30.||[ verb ] (business) pay off; as of mortgages|
|31.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||rise raise|
|32.||[ noun ] (medicine,surgery) 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|
|Synonyms:||face_lifting rhytidectomy rhytidoplasty facelift cosmetic_surgery nip_and_tuck face_lift|
"some actresses have more than one face lift"
|Related terms:||operation plastic_surgery nose_job face-lift|
|33.||[ noun ] (transportation,business) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are blocked)|
|Related terms:||transportation transportation berlin_airlift raise|
|34.||[ noun ] one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot|
|Related terms:||layer top_lift heel|
|35.||[ noun ] a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground|
|Related terms:||wave surface|
|36.||[ noun ] the act of raising something|
|Synonyms:||heave elevation raise|
"he responded with a lift of his eyebrow" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
|Related terms:||propulsion raise heave hoist|