lift Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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liftverb

 us   /lɪft/

lift verb (RAISE)

[I/T] to move something from a lower to a higher position: [T] I can’t lift you up – you’re a big boy now! [I always + adv/prep] The top of the stool lifts off (= can be removed) so you can store things in it. [T] She lifted the baby out of her chair. [T] fig. Nothing, it seemed, could lift his spirits (= make him feel happier).

lift verb (GO AWAY)

[I] (of fog or rain) to go away until none is left: The morning mist had lifted and the sun was shining.

lift verb (END)

[T] to end a rule or law: They finally lifted the ban on baggy jeans at my school.

lift verb (STEAL)

[T] infml to steal something: He lifted whole paragraphs verbatim from my book.

liftnoun [C]

 us   /lɪft/

lift noun [C] (JOURNEY)

infml a free trip in another person’s vehicle, esp. a car: Can I give you a lift home?

lift noun [C] (RAISE)

Br A lift is an elevator .
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