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

Translation of lift in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (British English) (elevator) to take the lift to the fourth floor
    salire al quarto piano in ascensore
    before n (button, door)
    dell'ascensore
    (maintenance)
    degli ascensori
  • 2 (ride) she asked me for a lift I get a lift to work from Annie
    Annie mi dà un passaggio per andare a lavorare
    to give somebody a lift to the station
    dare un passaggio a qualcuno fino alla stazione
    can I give you a lift? to give lifts to hitchhikers
    dare un passaggio agli autostoppisti
    to hitch a lift don't accept lifts from strangers
    non accettare passaggi dagli sconosciuti
  • 4 [informal] (help)can you give me a lift with this trunk?
    puoi darmi una mano a portare questa cassa?

transitive verb

  • 1 (pick up)
    alzare, sollevare (object, person)
    to lift something off a ledge, onto the table
    sollevare qualcosa da un ripiano, per metterlo sul tavolo
    to lift something out of the box, drawer
    tirare fuori qualcosa da una scatola, da un cassetto
    to lift something into the car
    caricare qualcosa sulla macchina
    to lift somebody into the ambulance
    caricare qualcuno sull'ambulanza
    to lift something over the wall
    fare passare qualcosa sopra il muro
    she lifted the spoon, flute to her lips
    portò il cucchiaio, il flauto alla bocca
    one, two, three, lift!
  • 2 (raise)
    alzare, tirare su (arm, head)
    he lifted his arm
    ha alzato il braccio
    she didn't even lift her head from her book
    non ha neppure sollevato la testa dal libro
  • 5 (boost)to lift somebody's spirits
    sollevare il morale a qualcuno
  • 7 [informal] (steal)
    rubare, fregare (file, keys, ideas) (from da)
    copiare (article, passage) (from da)
    he lifted it from my briefcase
    me lo ha rubato dalla borsa
  • 8 (dig up)
    cavare (carrots, onions)
  • 9 (British English) [informal] (arrest)
  • 10 (Sport)
    (in football) imprimere un effetto a (ball)
    (in tennis) liftare (ball)
    to lift weights
    fare pesi
  • 11 (American English) (pay off)
    saldare (mortgage, debt)
  • 12 (by surgery)to have one's face lifted
    farsi fare un lifting

intransitive verb

  • 1 (improve)
    (bad mood, headache)
    scomparire
    her spirits began to lift
    iniziò a sentirsi un po' più sollevata
  • 2 (disappear)
    (fog, mist)
    dissiparsi
  • 3 (open)
    alzarsi, sollevarsi
    the lid, trapdoor lifts easily
    il coperchio, la botola si solleva facilmente

Idioms

not to lift a finger

Phrasal verbs

lift down:

lift [somebody, something] down, lift down [somebody, something]
tirare giù (object)
to lift a child down from a wall
tirare giù un bambino dal muro

lift in:

lift [somebody, something] in, lift in [somebody, something] (Military)
aerotrasportare (troops, supplies)

lift off:

1 lift off
(rocket, helicopter)
decollare
(top, cover)
sollevarsi
2 lift [something] off, lift off [something]
sollevare (cover, lid)

lift out:

1 lift out (shelf, filter)
togliersi
2 lift [somebody, something] out, lift out [somebody, something] (Military)
rimuovere (troops, equipment)

lift up:

1 lift up (lid, curtain)
sollevarsi
2 lift [somebody, something] up, lift up [somebody, something]
sollevare, alzare (book, suitcase, lid, veil)
togliere (jumper, coat)
they lifted up their voices in prayer, song

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