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Definition of "lift" []

  • To direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise: lift one's eyes; lifted the suitcase. (verb-transitive)
  • To transport by air: The helicopter lifted the entire team to the meet. (verb-transitive)
  • To revoke by taking back; rescind: lifted the embargo. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring an end to (a blockade or siege) by removing forces. (verb-transitive)
  • To cease (artillery fire) in an area. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lift" in a sentence
  • "_Dip and lift, dip and lift_, through an infinity of time and torture and travail, till even the line dimmed and faded and the struggle lost its meaning."
  • "_Dip and lift, dip and lift_, till sky and earth and river were blotted out, and consciousness dwindled to a thin line, -- a streak of foam, fringed on the one hand with sneering rock, on the other with snarling water."
  • "_Dip and lift, dip and lift_, the paddles worked with rhythmic strength."