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lift
British English: /lɪft/
American English: /lɪft/

Translation of lift in French:

noun

  • 1 (British English) (elevator)
    (for people) ascenseur (m)
    (for goods) monte-charge m inv
    to take the lift to the fourth floor
    prendre l'ascenseur pour monter au cinquième étage
    before n (button, door)
    d'ascenseur
    (maintenance)
    des ascenseurs
  • 2 (ride) she asked me for a lift
    elle m'a demandé de la conduire
    I get a lift to work from Annie
    Annie me dépose à mon travail
    to give somebody a lift to the station
    déposer quelqu'un à la gare
    can I give you a lift?
    je peux te déposer quelque part?
    to give lifts to hitchhikers
    prendre des auto-stoppeurs
    to hitch a lift don't accept lifts from strangers
    ne monte jamais dans la voiture d'un inconnu
  • 3 [informal] (boost) to give somebody a lift
    (praise, good news)
    remonter le moral à quelqu'un
  • 4 [informal] (help)can you give me a lift with this trunk?
    est-ce que tu peux m'aider à porter cette malle?

transitive verb

  • 1 (pick up)
    soulever (object, person)
    to lift something off a ledge/onto the table
    soulever quelque chose d'un rebord/pour le mettre sur la table
    to lift something out of the box/drawer
    sortir quelque chose de la boîte/du tiroir
    to lift something into the car
    prendre quelque chose pour le mettre dans la voiture
    to lift somebody into the ambulance
    porter quelqu'un jusque dans l'ambulance
    to lift something over the wall
    faire passer quelque chose par-dessus le mur
    she lifted the spoon/flute to her lips
    elle a porté la cuillère/flûte à sa bouche
    one, two, three, lift!
  • 2 (raise)
    lever (arm, head)
    he lifted his arm
    il a levé le bras
    she didn't even lift her head from her book
    elle n'a même pas levé le nez de son livre
  • 4 (remove)
    lever (siege, ban, sanctions)
    I feel as if a great weight has been lifted from my mind ou shoulders
    je me sens soulagé d'un grand poids
  • 5 (boost) to lift somebody's spirits
    remonter le moral à quelqu'un
  • 7 [informal] (steal)
    piquer [informal]
    voler (file, keys, ideas) (from dans)
    pomper [informal]
    copier (article, passage) (from sur)
    he lifted it from my briefcase
    il l'a piqué dans ma serviette
  • 9 (British English) [informal] (arrest)
  • 11 (American English) (pay off)
    rembourser (mortgage, debt)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (improve)
    (bad mood, headache)
    disparaître
    her spirits began to lift
    elle a commencé à retrouver le moral
  • 2 (disappear)
    (fog, mist)
    se dissiper
  • 3 (open)
    se soulever
    the lid/trapdoor lifts easily
    le couvercle/la trappe se soulève facilement

Idioms

not to lift a finger

Phrasal verbs

lift down

lift [somebody/something] down, lift down [somebody/something]
descendre (object)
to lift a child down from a wall
soulever un enfant d'un mur et le poser par terre

lift in

lift [somebody/something] in, lift in [somebody/something] (Military)
transporter [quelqu'un/quelque chose] par voie aérienne (troops, supplies)

lift off

1 lift off
(rocket, helicopter)
décoller
(top, cover)
s'enlever
2 lift [something] off, lift off [something]
enlever (cover, lid)

lift out

1 lift out
(shelf, filter)
être amovible
2 lift [somebody/something] out, lift out [somebody/something] (Military)
évacuer (troops, equipment)

lift up

1 lift up
(lid, curtain)
se soulever
2 lift [somebody/something] up, lift up [somebody/something]
soulever (book, suitcase, lid)
lever (head, veil, eyes)
relever (jumper, coat)
they lifted up their voices in prayer/song
leurs voix s'élevèrent pour prier/chanter
to lift a child up onto a wall
soulever un enfant et le poser sur un mur

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