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English noun: lift

1. lift (act) the act of giving temporary assistance


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help

2. lift (phenomenon) the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity


Synonymsaerodynamic lift


Broader (hypernym)aerodynamic force


Narrower (hyponym)ground effect

3. lift (event) the event of something being raised upward


SamplesAn elevation of the temperature in the afternoon.
A raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity.


Synonymselevation, raising


Broader (hypernym)ascension, ascent, rise, rising

4. lift (event) a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground


Synonymsrise


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

5. lift (artifact) a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill


Synonymsski lift, ski tow


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transport


Narrower (hyponym)chair lift, chairlift, rope tow, surface lift

6. lift (artifact) a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg


Broader (hypernym)device

7. lift (artifact) one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot


Broader (hypernym)bed, layer


Narrower (hyponym)top lift


Part meronymheel

8. lift (artifact) 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


Synonymselevator


Broader (hypernym)lifting device


Narrower (hyponym)dumbwaiter, food elevator, freight elevator, paternoster, service elevator


Part holonymcar, elevator car


Part meronymbuilding, edifice

9. lift (act) 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


SamplesSome actresses have more than one face lift.


Synonymscosmetic surgery, face lift, face lifting, facelift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty


Broader (hypernym)anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery


Narrower (hyponym)nose job, rhinoplasty

10. lift (act) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)


Synonymsairlift


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation


Instance hyponymBerlin airlift

11. lift (act) a ride in a car


SamplesHe gave me a lift home.


Broader (hypernym)drive, ride

12. lift (act) the act of raising something


SamplesHe responded with a lift of his eyebrow.
Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up.


Synonymsheave, raise


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


English verb: lift

1. lift (motion) raise from a lower to a higher position


SamplesRaise your hands.
Lift a load.


ExamplesThe men lift the chairs


Synonymsbring up, elevate, get up, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)boost, chin, chin up, erect, gather up, get up, heighten, hike, hike up, hoist, hoist, hoist, jack, jack up, kick up, leaven, levitate, lift, lift up, pick up, pinnacle, prove, pump, raise, rear, run up, shoulder, skid, trice, trice up, underlay, wind


Causearise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Antonymsbring down, let down, lower, take down, get down

2. lift (contact) take hold of something and move it to a different location


SamplesLift the box onto the table.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)fork, heave, heave up, heft, heft up, pitchfork

3. lift (motion) move upwards


SamplesLift one's eyes.


Synonymsraise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Causearise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

4. lift (motion) move upward


SamplesThe fog lifted.
The smoke arose from the forest fire.
The mist uprose from the meadows.


Synonymsarise, come up, go up, move up, rise, uprise


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)ascend, bubble, chandelle, climb, climb up, come up, go up, go up, mount, rise, rocket, scend, skyrocket, soar, soar up, soar upwards, steam, surge, surge, uplift, uprise, zoom


Antonymscome down, descend, go down, fall

5. lift (communication) make audible


SamplesHe lifted a war whoop.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

6. lift (communication) cancel officially


SamplesHe revoked the ban on smoking.
Lift an embargo.
Vacate a death sentence.


Synonymsannul, countermand, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cancel, strike down


Narrower (hyponym)go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on

7. lift (possession) make off with belongings of others


ExamplesThey lift the goods


Synonymsabstract, cabbage, filch, hook, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)steal

8. lift (contact) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help


SamplesHoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car.


Synonymshoist, wind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise


Narrower (hyponym)trice, trice up

9. lift (change) invigorate or heighten


SamplesLift my spirits.
Lift his ego.


Synonymsraise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

10. lift (change) raise in rank or condition


SamplesThe new law lifted many people from poverty.


Synonymselevate, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)dignify, exalt

11. lift (change) take off or away by decreasing


SamplesLift the pressure.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

12. lift (stative) rise up


SamplesThe building rose before them.


Synonymsrear, rise


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem


Narrower (hyponym)hulk, loom, predominate, tower

13. lift (possession) pay off (a mortgage)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)liquidate, pay off

14. lift (possession) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property


Synonymsplagiarise, plagiarize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)steal


Narrower (hyponym)crib


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

15. lift (possession) take illegally


SamplesRustle cattle.


ExamplesThey lift the animals


Synonymsrustle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)steal


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

16. lift (contact) fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means


SamplesFood is airlifted into Bosnia.


Synonymsairlift


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)fly

17. lift (contact) take (root crops) out of the ground


SamplesLift potatoes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dig, dig out

18. lift (communication) call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)call, send for

19. lift (change) rise upward, as from pressure or moisture


SamplesThe floor is lifting slowly.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)buckle, heave, warp

20. lift (change) put an end to


SamplesLift a ban.
Raise a siege.


Synonymsraise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

21. lift (change) remove (hair) by scalping


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)scalp

22. lift (change) remove from a seedbed or from a nursery


SamplesLift the tulip bulbs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

23. lift (change) remove from a surface


SamplesThe detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

24. lift (body) perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face


Synonymsface-lift


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)operate, operate on









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