Meaning of “lift” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /lɪft/
Extra Examples
You're not supposed to lift heavy weights after an operation.Bend your knees when lifting heavy objects.She lifted the books onto the table.He lifted the girl onto his shoulders.This is too heavy to lift.
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.

If fog lifts, it disappears:

By noon the fog had lifted and the day turned hot.

to stop a rule:

The government had already lifted the ban on beef imports.
STEAL [ T ] informal

to steal or copy something:

Entire paragraphs of his thesis were lifted from other sources.
→ See also not lift a finger

(Definition of “lift verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)