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English definition of “lift”

lift

noun (RAISE)    /lɪft/
[C or U] an act of lifting or raising something: Give it one more lift and we'll have it at the top of the stairs .Raising and lowering [U] specialized engineering the force on the wing of a bird or aircraft that keeps it in the air as it moves forward Travelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the airMovement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
(Definition of lift noun (RAISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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