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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 Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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