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lift US English

Raise to a higher position or level

lift US Thesaurus

lift the pack onto your back

lower the bar US English

Lower (or raise) the standards that need to be met in order to qualify for something

body lift US 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 US English

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

drag lift US English

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

lift off US English

(Of an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket) rise from the ground or a launch pad, especially vertically

lift pump US English

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

ski lift US 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 US English

A ski lift with enclosed cabins

heavy-lift US English

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

express lift US English

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

scissor lift US 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 US English

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

lift his leg US English

(Of a male dog) urinate

lift a finger US English

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

lift off in lift US English

(Of an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket) rise from the ground or a launch pad, especially vertically

blow the lid off US English

Reveal unwelcome secrets about

liftoff US English

Takeoff, especially the vertical takeoff of a rocket or helicopter

lift a finger in lift US English

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

backlift US English

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

facelift US English

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

forklift US English

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

T-bar lift in T-bar US 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 US English

(Of a male dog) urinate

chairlift US English

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

stairlift US 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 who is unable to go up or down the stairs

lift off in lift US Thesaurus

the helicopters lifted off at 1030 hours

blow the lid off in lid US English

Reveal unwelcome secrets about

paternoster lift in paternoster US English

An elevator consisting of a series of linked doorless compartments moving continuously on an endless belt

lift a finger or hand in lift US English

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

lift his or its leg in lift US English

(Of a male dog) urinate


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