Definition of lift
- had her purse lifted
- lift a word out of context
- lift a mortgage
The paramedics lifted the stretcher into the ambulance.
lift a bucket of water
He lifted his foot from the gas pedal.
He lifted his pen from the paper.
She lifted her hands to the sky.
The story lifted him to national recognition.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to move (something or someone) to a higher position
: to rise up from the ground or some other surface
: to move (someone or something) to a higher condition or position
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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