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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
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