Translation of "lift" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /lɪft/ us /lɪft/

lift verb (RAISE)

B1 [ T ] to move something from a lower to a higher position

Could you help me lift this table, please? 你能帮我抬一下桌子吗?
Could you lift your chair a little- I've got my coat caught under it. 你能把椅子稍微抬一下吗——我的包被压住了。
She lifted the cigarette (up) to her lips. 她把香烟举到唇边。
He lifted his eyes (= looked up) from the paper and glared. 他的目光从报纸上移开,抬起头来怒目而视。

[ T ] specialized biology to dig underground vegetables or plants out of the ground

They're lifting potatoes. 他们正在挖马铃薯。

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lift verb (TAKE HOLD)

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to take hold of and raise something in order to remove, carry, or move it to a different position

She lifted the baby out of her chair. 她把婴儿从椅子上抱起来。
He lifted the box carefully down from the shelf. 他小心地从架子上取下那个盒子。

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lift verb (MAKE LOUD)

[ T ] literary to make your voice louder, especially when performing



[ T ] informal to make something more interesting or enjoyable

The article is informative enough, but it's a little dull - we need something to lift it. 这篇文章的信息量够大,但有些枯燥——我们需要增强它的趣味性。

lift verb (MAKE HAPPY)

lift sb's spirits informal

to make someone happier

Nothing - not even the prospect of dinner - could lift his spirits. 什么都提不起他的兴致,甚至连吃饭也不例外。

lift verb (GO AWAY)

[ I ] (of mist or fog) to go away until none is left

The morning mist had lifted and the sun was starting to come through. 晨雾已经散去,太阳开始放出光芒。

lift verb (END)

[ T ] to end a rule or law

The restrictions on water usage have been lifted now that the river levels are normal. 河水的水位已经恢复正常,因此用水限制被取消了。
At last they've lifted the ban on jeans at the club. 最终他们取消了在俱乐部禁止穿牛仔裤的规定。

lift verb (STEAL)

[ T ] informal to steal something


[ T ] informal to use someone else's writing, music, or idea, pretending that it is your own

He'd lifted whole passages from a website. 他从一本杂志上整段整段地剽窃文章。


uk /lɪft/ us /lɪft/


A2 [ C ] UK US elevator a device like a box that moves up and down, carrying people or goods from one floor of a building to another or taking people up and down underground in a mine

Take the lift to the sixth floor. 乘电梯到6楼。

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  • The lift isn't working.
  • We got stuck in the lift.
  • Take the lift to the top floor.
  • We went up in the lift.
  • He is scared to go in lifts.

lift noun (RAISE)

[ 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. 再抬一下我们就能把它抬到楼梯顶端了。

[ U ] specialized engineering the force on the wing of a bird or aircraft that keeps it in the air as it moves forward


lift noun (JOURNEY)

A2 [ C usually singular ] a free journey in another person's vehicle, especially a car

I'll give you a lift to the train station if you like. 如果你愿意,我可以把你捎到车站。
He hitched a lift (= stood by the road and made a signal asking a car to stop and take him) to Birmingham. 他搭便车去了伯明翰。

lift noun (MAKE HAPPY)

give sb a lift

to make someone happier

She'd been feeling low but hearing that she'd got the job gave her a lift. 她一直有些情绪低落,但一听说她得到了那份工作心情便好了起来。

(Translation of “lift” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)