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lift British & World English

Raise to a higher position or level

lift English Thesaurus

holding the sling in your left hand, lift the pack on to your back

take the lid off British & World English

Reveal unwelcome secrets about

body lift British & World English

A cosmetic surgical operation to remove or improve the appearance of loose skin or sagging flesh on various areas of the body

dead lift British & World English

A lift made from a standing position, without the use of a bench or other equipment

drag lift British & World English

A type of ski lift which pulls skiers up a slope on their skis

lift off British & World English

(Of an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket) take off, especially vertically

lift-off British & World English

The vertical take-off of a spacecraft, rocket, or helicopter

lift pump British & World English

A simple pump consisting of a piston moving in a cylinder, both parts incorporating a valve

ski lift British & World English

A system used to transport skiers up a slope to the top of a run, typically consisting of moving seats attached to an overhead cable

lift-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

bubble lift British & World English

A ski lift with suspended cabins

button lift British & World English

Another term for poma.

heavy-lift British & World English

(Of a vehicle) capable of lifting or transporting extremely heavy loads

express lift British & World English

A fast-moving lift which does not stop at every floor

scissor lift British & World English

A surface raised or lowered by the closing or opening of crossed supports pivoted like the two halves of a pair of scissors

topping lift British & World English

A rope or cable on a sailing boat that supports the weight of a boom or yard and can be used to lift it

lift his leg British & World English

(Of a male dog) urinate

lift a finger British & World English

Make the slightest effort to do something, especially to help someone

thumb British & World English

Request or obtain (a free ride in a passing vehicle) by signalling with one’s thumb

lift off in lift British & World English

(Of an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket) take off, especially vertically

blockade British & World English

An act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving

lift a finger in lift British & World English

Make the slightest effort to do something, especially to help someone

backlift British & World English

(In sport) a backward movement of the bat or leg before playing a stroke or kicking the ball

facelift British & World English

A cosmetic surgical operation to remove unwanted wrinkles by tightening the skin of the face

forklift truck in forklift British & World English

A vehicle with a pronged device in front for lifting and carrying heavy loads

forklift British & World English

Lift and carry (a load) with a forklift truck

T-bar lift in T-bar British & World English

A type of ski lift in the form of a series of inverted T-shaped bars for towing two skiers at a time uphill

lift his leg in lift British & World English

(Of a male dog) urinate

chairlift British & World English

A series of chairs hung from a moving cable, used for carrying people up and down a mountain

stairlift British & World English

A lift in the form of a chair that can be raised or lowered at the edge of a domestic staircase, used for carrying a person with walking difficulties

lift off in lift English Thesaurus

the helicopters lifted off at 1030 hours

take the lid off in lid British & World English

Reveal unwelcome secrets about

paternoster lift in paternoster British & World English

A lift consisting of a series of linked compartments moving continuously on an endless belt

lift a finger or hand in lift British & World English

Make the slightest effort to do something, especially to help someone

lift the lid off/on in lid English Thesaurus

lifting the lid on what happened between Jett and Moira all those years ago


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