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English definition of “lift”

lift

verb [T]     /lɪft/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE to make the amount or level of something rise : Low interest rates may lift consumer confidence . The group's shares were lifted 5.25p to 170p by the news . Economists said that the cash probably helped lift the economy out of recession . lift sales / prices / profits
to move something from a lower to a higher position : They use a crane to lift the containers onto the ship .
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS to end a rule or law : Federal officials will lift an order grounding all small planes . lift a ban /an embargo / sanctions
(Definition of lift verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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