lift

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: lift

1
vn
raise from a lower to a higher position
the act of raising something
2
vn
perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: lift
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v raise from a lower to a higher position

Lift a load”
Synonyms:
bring up, elevate, get up, raise
Antonyms:
bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down
move something or somebody to a lower position
Types:
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get up
cause to rise
jack, jack up
lift with a special device
shoulder
lift onto one's shoulders
kick up
cause to rise by kicking
hoist, wind
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
trice, trice up
raise with a line
hoist, run up
raise
hoist
move from one place to another by lifting
pump
raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
levitate
cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
underlay
raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
skid
elevate onto skids
pinnacle
raise on or as if on a pinnacle
chin, chin up
raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
leaven, prove, raise
cause to puff up with a leaven
heighten
increase the height of
boost, hike, hike up
increase
gather up, lift up, pick up
take and lift upward
erect, rear
cause to rise up
trice, trice up
hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
pitch, set up
erect and fasten
cock up, prick, prick up
raise
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v move upwards

lift one's eyes”
Synonyms:
raise
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v move upward

“The fog lifted
Synonyms:
arise, come up, go up, move up, rise, uprise
Antonyms:
come down, descend, fall, go down
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
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scend, surge
rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
climb, climb up, go up, mount
go upward with gradual or continuous progress
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
rise rapidly
go up
be erected, built, or constructed
rocket, skyrocket
shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
bubble
rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
uplift
lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
chandelle
climb suddenly and steeply
steam
rise as vapor
ascend, come up, rise, uprise
come up, of celestial bodies
scale
climb up by means of a ladder
escalade
climb up and over
ramp
creep up -- used especially of plants
mountaineer
climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
billow, wallow
rise up as if in waves
ride
climb up on the body
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v take hold of something and move it to a different location

lift the box onto the table”
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heave, heave up, heft, heft up
lift or elevate
fork, pitchfork
lift with a pitchfork
upheave
lift forcefully from beneath
weigh anchor, weigh the anchor
heave up an anchor in preparation for sailing
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

Synonyms:
hoist, wind
Types:
trice, trice up
hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
Type of:
bring up, elevate, get up, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position

v fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means

Synonyms:
airlift
Type of:
fly
transport by aeroplane

v invigorate or heighten

lift my spirits”
lift his ego”
Synonyms:
raise
Type of:
ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
to make better

v raise in rank or condition

“The new law lifted many people from poverty”
Synonyms:
elevate, raise
Types:
dignify
raise the status of
exalt
raise in rank, character, or status
deify
exalt to the position of a God
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v rise up

Synonyms:
rear, rise
Types:
hulk, loom, predominate, tower
appear very large or occupy a commanding position
Type of:
appear, look, seem
give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

v rise upward, as from pressure or moisture

“The floor is lifting slowly”
Type of:
buckle, heave, warp
bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

v make audible

“He lifted a war whoop”
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v take off or away by decreasing

lift the pressure”
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

v pay off (a mortgage)

Type of:
liquidate, pay off
eliminate by paying off (debts)

v put an end to

lift a ban”
Synonyms:
raise
Type of:
end, terminate
bring to an end or halt

v cancel officially

lift an embargo”
Synonyms:
annul, countermand, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate
Types:
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on
fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
Type of:
cancel, strike down
declare null and void; make ineffective

v call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

Type of:
call, send for
order, request, or command to come

v make off with belongings of others

Synonyms:
abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe
Type of:
steal
take without the owner's consent

v take illegally

Synonyms:
rustle
Type of:
steal
take without the owner's consent

v take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property

Synonyms:
plagiarise, plagiarize
Types:
crib
take unauthorized (intellectual material)
Type of:
steal
take without the owner's consent

v remove from a surface

“the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table”
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

v take (root crops) out of the ground

lift potatoes”
Type of:
dig, dig out
create by digging

v remove from a seedbed or from a nursery

lift the tulip bulbs”
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

v remove (hair) by scalping

Type of:
scalp
remove the scalp of

n the act of raising something

“he responded with a lift of his eyebrow”
Synonyms:
heave, raise
Type of:
actuation, propulsion
the act of propelling

n the event of something being raised upward

Synonyms:
elevation, raising
Type of:
ascension, ascent, rise, rising
a movement upward

n the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity

Synonyms:
aerodynamic lift
Types:
ground effect
apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground
Type of:
aerodynamic force
forces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air (or other gaseous fluids)

n a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

Synonyms:
rise
Type of:
moving ridge, wave
one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

n the act of giving temporary assistance

Type of:
aid, assist, assistance, help
the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

n a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill

Synonyms:
ski lift, ski tow
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chair lift, chairlift
a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable
rope tow
a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto
surface lift
a ski tow that pulls skiers up a slope without lifting them off the ground
Alpine lift, T-bar, T-bar lift
a surface lift where riders hold a bar and are pulled up the hill on their skis
Type of:
conveyance, transport
something that serves as a means of transportation

n one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

Types:
top lift
the bottom layer of a heel
Type of:
bed, layer
single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

n a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg

Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

n lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

Synonyms:
elevator
Types:
dumbwaiter, food elevator
a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
freight elevator, service elevator
an elevator designed for carrying freight
paternoster
a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
Type of:
lifting device
a device for lifting heavy loads

n transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

Synonyms:
airlift
Examples:
Berlin airlift
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
Type of:
conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation
the act of moving something from one location to another

n a ride in a car

“he gave me a lift home”
Type of:
drive, ride
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
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v perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face

Synonyms:
face-lift
Type of:
operate, operate on
perform surgery on

n plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

Synonyms:
cosmetic surgery, face lift, face lifting, facelift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty
Types:
nose job, rhinoplasty
cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose
Type of:
anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery
surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
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