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uplift

noun uk   /ˈʌp.lɪft/ us  

uplift noun (IMPROVEMENT)

[U] formal improvement of a person's moral or spiritual condition: We are counting on your speech, bishop, to give some moral uplift to the delegates.

uplift noun (SUPPORT)

[U] support or forces that raise an object or hold it up: The wings are designed to provide uplift when the plane is flying horizontally. an uplift bra

uplift noun (INCREASE)

[C or U] an increase in value: Shares have now recovered to 481p - this represents a huge uplift of almost 50 percent in their value.

uplift

verb [T] uk   /ʌpˈlɪft/ us  

uplift verb [T] (IMPROVE)

to improve a person's moral or spiritual condition

uplift verb [T] (RAISE)

specialized engineering to raise something to a higher position

uplift verb [T] (COLLECT)

Scottish English to collect goods or people from one place, in order to take them to another: Coaches will set down and uplift passengers only as directed by the police in the streets mentioned.
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