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English definition of “lift”

lift

verb
 
 
/lɪft/
UP [T] B1 to put something or someone in a higher position: Could you help me lift this table, please? She lifted the baby up and put him in his chair. He lifted his glass to his lips.Raising and lowering
WEATHER [I] If fog lifts, it disappears: By noon the fog had lifted and the day turned hot.Clouds, dew, fog and steam
RULES [T] to stop a rule: The government had already lifted the ban on beef imports.Rules and laws
STEAL [T] informal to steal or copy something: Entire paragraphs of his thesis were lifted from other sources. → See also not lift a fingerStealingCopying and copiesForgery
(Definition of lift verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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