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lifting

verb
present participle of lift

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1 to move from a lower to a higher place or position
  • I needed help lifting the heavy globe back up to the top shelf

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2 to move or extend upward
  • once the sun started to cut through the morning fog, the colorful hot-air balloons began to lift off from the field

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3 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
  • she turned her back for just a moment, and somebody lifted her purse

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“Lifting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lifting. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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