- raise to a higher position or level；move (one's eyes or face) to face upwards and look at someone or something
- a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things to different levels.；a device incorporating a moving cable for carrying people up or down a mountain
verb: lift, 3rd person present: lifts, gerund or present participle: lifting, past tense: lifted, past participle: lifted
noun: lift, plural noun: lifts
- 1. raise to a higher position or level he lifted his trophy over his head 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ move (one's eyes or face) to face upwards and look at someone or something he lifted his eyes for an instant
- ▪ move upwards; be raised Thomas's eyelids drowsily lifted
- ▪ (of a cloud, fog, etc.) move upwards or away the factory smoke hung low, never lifted 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ increase the volume of (one's voice) she lifted her voice in a great shout Willie sang boldly, lifting up his voice 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ increase (a price or amount) the building society lifted its interest rates by 0.75 of a point
- ▪ hit or kick (a ball) high into the air.
- ▪ improve the rank or position of (a person or team) this victory lifted United into third place
- ▪ perform cosmetic surgery on (part of the body) to reduce sagging surgeons lift and remove excess skin from the face and neck
- ▪ dig up (plants or root vegetables) the end of September is the time to lift and store carrots 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. pick up and move to a different position he lifted her down from the pony's back
- ▪ transport by air a helicopter lifted 11 crew to safety from the ship 同義詞
- ▪ enable (someone or something) to escape from an unpleasant situation the best way to lift nations out of poverty is through trade 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. raise (a person's spirits or confidence) we heard inspiring talks which lifted our spirits 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person's mood) become happier suddenly his heart lifted and he could have wept with relief
- 4. formally remove or end (a legal restriction, decision, or ban) the European Community lifted its oil embargo against South Africa 同義詞 反義詞
- 5. carry off or win (a prize or event) she staged a magnificent comeback to lift the British Open title
- ▪ use (a person's work or ideas) without permission or acknowledgement this is a hackneyed adventure lifted straight from a vintage Lassie episode 同義詞
- ▪ informal steal (something) he had been caught lifting a coat from a department store 同義詞
- ▪ informal arrest (someone) that night the army came and lifted Buckley
- 1. British a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things to different levels. Alice went up to the second floor in the lift the lift door opened 同義詞
- ▪ a device incorporating a moving cable for carrying people up or down a mountain we zigzagged across the mountain from one lift to the next
- ▪ a built-up heel or device worn in a boot or shoe to make the wearer appear taller or to correct shortening of a leg.
- 2. an act of lifting weightlifters attempting a particularly heavy lift 同義詞
- ▪ upward force exerted by the air on an aerofoil or other structure, counteracting gravity separate engines provide lift and generate forward speed
- ▪ the maximum weight that an aircraft can raise the Puma tactical transport helicopter has a total lift of up to 5,500 lb
- ▪ the tendency of a ball bowled to rise sharply on bouncing.
- ▪ a rise in price, level, or amount the company has already produced a 10 per cent lift in profits
- ▪ informal an instance of stealing or plagiarizing something in a speech he adopted the President's familiar hand motions—it was a lift
- 3. a free ride in another person's vehicle Miss Green is giving me a lift to school 同義詞
- 4. a feeling of confidence or cheerfulness winning this match has given everyone a lift 同義詞 反義詞
- a fast-moving lift which does not stop at every floor.
- a vertical shaft in a building through which a lift moves to different levels: he died after falling down a lift shaft
- a surface raised or lowered by the closing or opening of crossed supports pivoted like the two ...
- the vertical take-off of a spacecraft, rocket, or helicopter.
- a type of ski lift which pulls skiers up a slope on their skis.
- a ski lift with suspended cabins.
- (of a vehicle) capable of lifting or transporting extremely heavy loads: a heavy-lift helicopter
- a cosmetic surgical operation to remove or improve the appearance of loose skin or sagging ... the body lift is a more radical procedure than a traditional tummy tuck
- raise to a higher position or level: he lifted his trophy over his head
- a device incorporating a moving cable for carrying people, typically skiers, up or down a mountain.
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