Definition of raise in English:
- Kim yelled from the platform as she raised her arms and closed her eyes.
- I didn't notice that the easel was on a platform raised seven inches above the ground.
- Lee tried to throw a punch at his nemesis, but couldn't raise his arm above the level of his belt.
- It is slowly raised upright, a careful job made more arduous by high heat and humidity.
- Squeeze with your glutes and hamstrings to push your hips forward and raise your torso back to the upright position.
- In 1990 the tree on which they grow was blown over by a cyclone - or the fringes of one - but we managed to raise it up again.
- But what distinguishes the worst architect from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.
- By raising the mill structure, the work caused the River Sow to back up upstream leading to flooding in the southern part of the town.
- After the barn was raised, I built a cowshed and horse stall on the east side.
- I think at the time they probably salvaged the shell that was on board and they were hoping to perhaps raise the vessel and restore it and get it going again.
- Cousteau raised the vessel and had it transported to France to await restoration.
- Divers have been visiting the wreck for the first time since the main part of the ship was raised in 1982.
- The increase comes amidst reports that all banks are set to raise interest rates after years of offering cheap credit.
- It is the fourth time the Bank has raised interest rates since November.
- Last week, both the United States Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank raised interest rates.
- Auchinleck's successful career in the Indian Army had, by 1939, raised him to the rank of maj-general.
- Thus by virtue of her humility she was raised to a higher rank.
- He deftly sidestepped the falls of Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell and was raised to the peerage.
- You need only know about raising a number to a power -- multiplying it by itself a certain number of times: for example, 2³ (2 raised to the power of 3) = 2 x 2 x 2 = 8.
- Evaluate phi and raise it to the power 4 on your calculator.
- The recipe in this case is to take each prime p from 2 to infinity, raise it to the power s, then after some further arithmetic multiply together the terms for all p.
- They raise serious doubts about her past and present conduct, and whether she should have been allowed to settle in Australia.
- There is nothing to forgive anyone for; no one need feel guilty about raising any doubts about the proposal.
- He raises some doubts about some of this information.
- They will raise an interim invoice in respect of the work that the claims manager will carry out on the case.
- Although the computer was used to raise invoices it did not print a sales day book.
- We would then raise an invoice for £75k with standard payment terms.
- Different student clubs within the community are planning events to raise funds and provide resources for the relief effort.
- The money raised by this collection was used to paint the corridors of the school.
- He had to sell part of the stamp collection to raise funds.
- One of the strangest things that happens to you when you are raising a toddler is how the normally mundane things get you incredibly excited.
- A divorced woman raising a youngster is nearly three times more likely to file for bankruptcy than her single friend who never had children.
- Traditionally, the mother was the primary caregiver, but recently the father and other family members have been recognized as equally important in raising infants.
- He now has no land to grow crops or raise cattle.
- In the wild, fruit trees are raised from seed, but when they are domesticated they need to be propagated by taking cuttings and grafting.
- Danish agriculture is so different, even though we raise the same crops and face the same challenges as the States.
- So when he was raised from death, his friends remembered this, and they believed it.
- Jesus claimed to be God and God rewarded him by raising him from the dead - because he was telling the truth.
- Dozens of miracles and curses will allow you to wreak havoc on your enemies or even raise them from the dead to fight for you.
- In 1836 the British Legion helped raise the siege of San Sebastián, and regular Royal Marines arrived to garrison a nearby port.
- In May 1645 Prince Rupert captured Leicester, forcing the parliamentarians to raise the siege of Oxford.
- On the approach of the Frankish army he again raised the siege, but this time the Franks gave battle.
- Joan is captured by York while raising demonic spirits.
- Even our closest allies in the US and UK were shocked and mortified, raising the ghost of the White Australia policy.
- Witches are thought to have the power to raise angry spirits, and the anger of a spirit may or may not be justified in the view of the affected family.
- Later that afternoon, I heard another climber raising his partners farther down the mountain on his two-way radio.
- She figured she was safe enough to try raising the prison, so she configured the radio and transmitted a hailing.
- He raised the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF radio but was unable to provide his coordinates.
- Fucose was ligated to bovine serum albumin and antibodies were raised against the conjugate.
- It had become a laboratory standard or reference strain for raising antibodies and for challenge in virus neutralization test to detect and assay antibody in serum.
- Fucose was complexed with bovine serum albumin to raise antibodies against fucose.
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- With pension promises basically free, companies were also offering pension increases in lieu of salary raises, increasing their obligations.
- And employers, faced with falling demand and dwindling margins, cut back on salaries, raises, benefits, and other perks.
- I'm sure he was making a really long list of good things to say about me, and adding up a really long row of numbers that will be the raise in my salary.
- It is usual to agree, before the start of the game, a limit for bets and raises in the poker stage.
- In your example, player B did not have enough table stakes to cover future raises, so he went all-in.
- I need you to recommend a beginners' poker book, one that explains checking, raises, and the different games.
- For example, the more you bend your elbows on a flye or lateral raise, the easier it will be to lift the weight.
- When doing front raises, lift the dumbbells no higher than eye level.
- Precede this exercise with overhead presses and follow it with side laterals and bent-over lateral raises.
- see Cain.
raise the devil
raise one's eyebrows
- see eyebrow.
raise one's glass
raise one's hand
- Strike or seem to be about to strike someone: she raised her hand to me
raise one's hat
- Briefly remove one’s hat as a gesture of courtesy or respect to someone.Example sentences
- But I have also known a huntsman call off hounds that seemed certain to kill, and raise his hat in tribute to the stag that had given us a run to remember.
- The famous physician, Boerhaave, had such a high regard for its manifold curative properties that it is said that he never passed an Elder without raising his hat.
- I remember when I was first appointed a judge, a senior but disappointed member of the Bar raised his hat to me, saying: ‘I raise my hat, if not to you, at any rate to the office’.
- informal Make a noisy disturbance.Example sentences
cause a disturbance, cause a commotion, be noisy, run riot, run wild, go on the rampage, be out of controlinformal raise the roof
- I hear that there are now kids coming to the party meetings and raising hell.
- People would come from the suburbs into Old Strathcona to party and raise hell.
- He wasn't even too keen on their socialist agenda, but he joined them because they let him do what he enjoyed best - raising hell.
- 7.1Complain vociferously: he raised hell with real estate developers and pollutersMore example sentences
- Conservative students are rightly raising hell over his rallies on campuses nationwide - which are being subsidized in many cases with student fees and taxpayer funds.
- We have a history of being cantankerous - shouting objections, raising hell and generally making life miserable for those in power.
- The Democrats have even started raising hell about the problems.
- see hob2.
raise a laugh
- Make people laugh.Example sentences
- Others may well be shocked or slightly sickened by the film's determination to be as filthy rude as possible on the way to raising a laugh.
- It's not particularly groundbreaking, but it's a good hour of fun that raises a laugh or two each week, which is as much as I expect these days.
- Even in death, the comic genius has raised a laugh among his adoring fans.
raise the roof
- Make or cause someone else to make a great deal of noise, especially through cheering: when I finally scored, the fans raised the roofMore example sentences
- He is urging fans to raise the roof and roar Burnley to safety.
- It was just fantastic; there were 4000 voices raising the roof - shivers down the spine stuff.
- At the time you complained that your laughs disappeared into the cavernous sky-high ceiling, but two of the Canuck comics preceding you had no problem firing up the crowd and raising the roof.
raise one's voice
- Speak more loudly.Example sentences
- He began to raise his voice a bit, turning his attention to the members of the Council.
- The victim went to the room occupied by the offender and an argument began, in the course of which the offender raised his voice and threats were exchanged.
- I never got hostile toward her, and I never even thought of raising my voice when I was speaking with her.
- 11.1Begin to speak or sing.Example sentences
- As he had done, fruitlessly, so many times before, he raised his voice in the chill air to sing a melody which he and Richard - no mean musician himself - had composed together.
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- Immediately facing the external deck is a louvreless section of wall where light is modulated by raisable venetian blinds to provide visual continuity between external and internal play areas.
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- Her sales volume reached 1.5 million yuan last year, leaving all neighbouring livestock raisers far behind.
- All told, committee members approved more than 30 tax increases or other revenue raisers to help fund their tax cuts in other areas, including dividends.
- The MP said he believed too many speed cameras were introduced merely as revenue raisers rather than focusing on reducing accidents.
retro from [1960s]:
The fashion term retro is from French rétro, an abbreviation of rétrograde ‘retrograde’ (Late Middle English). This was originally a term in astronomy referring to planets appearing to move in a direction from east to west. It comes from Latin retrogradus, from retro ‘backwards’ and gradus ‘step’. Retro- is also the source of words such as retrospect (early 17th century) from Latin retrospicere ‘look back’ and rear ‘back part’. This was first used as a military term from French arrière ‘behind’, which came from retro. The phrase th'arrear ‘the back’ was mis-analysed as ‘the rear’ and the ‘a’ at the beginning of the word dropped. It was used colloquially to mean ‘buttocks’ from the late 18th century. The other rear,’ to raise up’ and its close relative rise, both Old English, come from an Germanic root, with raise, a Middle English introduction from Old Norse coming from the same source.
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