Definition of 'lift'
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Could criminals spy on your snacking secrets or lift the lid on your rotting veg? Times, Sunday Times (2016)She will always do something that lifts my darker moods. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Those planted within the past two or three years should be relatively easy to lift and move. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Today we will see morning fog lifting into low cloud. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In fact one of the men he dismissed gave him a lift home. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then we went to the other side and lifted the car again and pulled up the other side. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had to take the lift. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It's good to watch it from time to time to give myself a lift. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They were offered a lift by some people who said they'd take them to a party. The Sun (2016)I was backing them to lift the trophy. The Sun (2016)Volume gives a lift that lasts all day long. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now it hurts when you move it or lift anything. The Sun (2008) Soon you can lift the weight of the world from your shoulders. The Sun (2015)Wear with pink shoes to lift the look. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The thought of another nation lifting the trophy in their own backyard this time is almost inconceivable. The Sun (2014)The next day he gave me a lift home. The Sun (2013)The wheels began to lift off the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Better news for a relative lifts the mood at home. The Sun (2011)The fans give me an incredible lift. The Sun (2009)This is the inspiring sight that should fill our people and lift them to new heights. Christianity Today (2000)The new doctor reduces the dose and the fog lifts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The man who once had heart bypass surgery declines to take a lift upstairs to his office. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The winning captain would still get to lift the trophy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are three lifts in this building. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your feet should be parallel and pointed and lifted off the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Trees clean the air and lift the soul. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The structure collapsed as four cranes were lifting it into position. The Sun (2009)So when they come back it will give us another lift. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It then uses special corridors and lifts to move around. The Sun (2010)Southampton must have been lifted as soon as they saw the visitors' teamsheet. The Sun (2013)He added: 'It was a tremendous lift for her. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'lift'
British English: lift /lɪft/ NOUN
in car If you give someone a lift, you drive them from one place to another.
- American English: ride free ride
- Arabic: يُوَصِلُ شَخْصاً بِالْسِيَارَةِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: carona
- Chinese: 搭车
- Croatian: povesti autom
- Czech: svezení
- Danish: lift
- Dutch: lift gratis meerijden
- European Spanish: llevar en coche
- Finnish: kyyti
- French: emmener
- German: Mitfahrgelegenheit
- Greek: δωρεάν μεταφορά με το αυτοκίνητο
- Italian: passaggio
- Japanese: 人を車に乗せてあげること free ride
- Korean: (차에) 태워 주기
- Norwegian: skyss
- Polish: podwiezienie
- European Portuguese: boleia
- Romanian: călătorie cu mașina
- Russian: подвезти
- Latin American Spanish: llevar en carro aventón
- Swedish: skjuts
- Thai: การโดยสารไปด้วย
- Turkish: birini arabayla evine bırakma
- Ukrainian: просування
- Vietnamese: sự đi nhờ xe
British English: lift /lɪft/ NOUN
in a tall building A lift is a device that carries people or goods up and down inside tall buildings.
We took the lift to the fourteenth floor.
- American English: elevator up/down
- Arabic: مِصْعَدٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: elevador
- Chinese: 电梯
- Croatian: dizalo
- Czech: výtah
- Danish: elevator
- Dutch: lift omhoog/omlaag
- European Spanish: ascensor
- Finnish: hissi
- French: ascenseur
- German: Fahrstuhl
- Greek: ανελκυστήρας
- Italian: ascensore
- Japanese: エレベーター up/down
- Korean: 승강기
- Norwegian: heis
- Polish: winda góra/dół
- European Portuguese: elevador
- Romanian: lift
- Russian: лифт
- Latin American Spanish: ascensor
- Swedish: hiss
- Thai: ลิฟต์
- Turkish: kaldırma/indirme
- Ukrainian: ліфт
- Vietnamese: thang máy
British English: lift /lɪft/ VERB
If you lift something, you move it to another position, especially upwards.
The assistant lifted the phone and dialled his superior.
- American English: lift
- Arabic: يَرْفَعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: levantar
- Chinese: 举起
- Croatian: podići
- Czech: zvednout
- Danish: løfte
- Dutch: optillen
- European Spanish: levantar
- Finnish: nostaa
- French: soulever
- German: hochheben
- Greek: ανυψώνω
- Italian: sollevare
- Japanese: 持ち上げる
- Korean: ...을 올리다
- Norwegian: løfte
- Polish: podnieść się
- European Portuguese: levantar
- Romanian: a ridica
- Russian: поднимать
- Latin American Spanish: levantar
- Swedish: lyfta
- Thai: ยกขึ้น
- Turkish: kaldırmak yukarıya
- Ukrainian: піднімати
- Vietnamese: nâng lên
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