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lift

lift

 
pronunciation:
lIft
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: lifted, lifting, lifts
definition 1: to bring upward; raise.
He lifted his hand to salute.We lifted the canoe out of the water.
synonyms:
elevate, raise
antonyms:
lower
similar words:
boost, hoist, pick up, pry
definition 2: to bring higher in position or condition; raise.
The song lifted their spirits.
synonyms:
boost, cheer
similar words:
advance, encourage, enhance, inflate, promote, upgrade
definition 3: to end, cancel, or take back.
The city lifted the law against smoking in restaurants.
synonyms:
end, revoke, withdraw
antonyms:
establish, impose
similar words:
call off, cancel, terminate
definition 4: to rise.
The hot air balloon slowly lifted into the air.
synonyms:
arise, ascend, climb, rise
antonyms:
descend
similar words:
float, soar
definition 5: to disappear or move away because of an upward force.
The fog lifted.
similar words:
disappear, disperse, drift, evaporate, scatter
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of lifting.
He gave her a lift onto the horse.
synonyms:
upheaval
similar words:
ascent, boost, elevation
definition 2: a machine used for raising or carrying.
They went up the mountain on the ski lift.
synonyms:
crane, derrick, elevator, escalator, hoist
similar words:
tackle
definition 3: a ride given to a person who is traveling on foot.
I saw that she was tired, so I gave her a lift in my car.
synonyms:
ride
definition 4: a happier feeling; rise in spirits.
The good news gave us a lift.
synonyms:
boost, high
similar words:
cheer, encouragement
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