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English definition of “lifting”

lifting

noun [U]     /ˈlɪftɪŋ/
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS the action of ending a rule or law: the lifting of a ban/injunction/embargo Chief among the benefits was the lifting of the economic sanctions.
the action of moving something from a lower to a higher position: His job required him to do a lot of heavy lifting.
(Definition of lifting noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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