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English definition of “lift”

lift

verb (RAISE)    /lɪft/
B1 [T] to move something from a lower to a higher position : Could you help me lift this table , please ? Could you lift your chair a bit - I've got my bag caught under it. She lifted the cigarette (up) to her lips . He lifted his eyes (= looked up) from the paper and glared .Raising and lowering lift a/the cup to win a race or competition in which the prize is a metal cup : He is the hot favourite to lift the cup again next month . [T] specialized biology to dig underground vegetables or plants out of the ground : They're lifting potatoes .Raising and lowering
(Definition of lift verb (RAISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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