Translation of lift in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (boost) the news gave her a big liftthis salad needs something to give it a liftla noticia le levantó mucho la moral or el ánimoa esta ensalada le hace falta algo que le dé un poco de graciaExample sentences1.2 uncountable (Aviation)
fuerza (feminine) propulsoraExample sentences
- ‘It has given the security department a lift and it is encouraging that there is now a serious deterrent,’ he said.
- We want to give them a lift, encouraging the good ones to stick with it and resist the temptation to jack it all in and run off with a Spanish waiter.
- He gave a lift and a spur to a BBC office which could often be in a state of chaos.
- Such torques are proposed to be counteracted anteriorly by lift forces generated by the head and pectoral fins.
- Gliding works by having a gliding airfoil design that generates lift forces, keeping the animal in the air longer.
- Any secondary school physics text or pilot licence manual will tell you that aerofoils generate lift because of the Venturi effect.
- To sustain an airplane in the air it is enough that the lift be equal to the weight, but for an airplane take off the lift must be bigger than weight.
- Just how large is the inertial force required to oscillate a wing relative to the total lift that the wing must support?
- Under normal flying conditions, they do not increase the lift of the airplane or materially aid the maneuverability.
- 2 countable (ride) See examples: can I give you a lift?we got a lift as far as Cambridge¿quieres que te lleve or (Peru) [colloquial] te jale?¿quieres que te dé un aventón (Mexico) or (Colombia) [colloquial] una palomita?nos llevaron en coche hasta Cambridge, nos dieron (un) aventón (Mexico) or (Colombia) [colloquial] una palomita hasta Cambridge
- 3 countable (elevator)(British English)she took the lift(before noun) lift attendant lift shaftsubió/bajó en el ascensorhueco (masculine) del ascensorExample sentences
- When the lift doors open, they emerge in futuristic silver outfits and take their places at the control deck.
- Being the nice, considerate girl I am, I opened the lift door for him to come in, when it was already almost 90% closed.
- The lift door opened immediately and we entered.
- 1 1.1 (raise)(weight/box/lid)(eyes/head)she lifted her veilshall I lift your suitcase down for you?se levantó el veloI lifted the child into his chair¿quieres que te baje la maleta?to lift somebody out of her/his depression/povertysubí al niño a la sillahe lifted his game in the third setsacar a alguien de la depresión/pobrezalift the lid offmejoró el juego en el tercer setto have one's face liftedquita or saca la tapa1.2hacerse un lifting(plants/crops)Example sentences
- In most parts of the country, plants grown from tubers, as well as plants that have been lifted and stored over winter, should be started indoors.
- Tender bulbs can be either treated as annuals and composted or tossed out, or they can be lifted and stored.
- Farmers can now produce two crops of new potatoes, by re-planting when they lift the first crop.
- He also knows that whoever lifts the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Bombay next month will know that they've been through a scrap to end all scraps.
- It is a startling admission from the manager who ended the club's 36-year wait for a trophy by lifting the Tennents Scottish Cup two years ago.
- The only time that a Burnley captain has lifted the famous old trophy was in 1914 and within months a World War had started.
- And for the first time that day, Valerie lifted her eyes upwards and almost gasped at where she had wandered to.
- He paused as the woman moved away, then lifted his eyes to the ceiling again.
- I stole fifteen minutes to go and sit on the patio, closing my eyes and lifting my face to the sun.
- 2 (end)(ban/blockade/siege)Example sentences
- But the government Monday lifted the ban, and said it would welcome aid.
- It has paid lobbyists to persuade government ministers to lift restrictions on operating casinos.
- The latest surge follows Taiwan's decision last year to lift some restrictions on investing in China.
- 3 3.1 (take, remove) (usually passive) a sentence lifted out of context3.2 (plagiarize) [colloquial]to lift something (una frase sacada de su contexto
fromsomething)(idea/sentence)copiar or plagiar algo ( dealgo)Example sentences3.3 (steal) [colloquial]
- It could have been lifted straight out of the '80s.
- The congestion charge, introduced in London on Monday, has been lifted straight out of the professor's 1951 essay.
- It is the kind of story which could have been lifted straight from the pages of one of her fictional tales.
- He plays a high-stakes burglar who lifts the diamonds and then gets hoodwinked by a rival gang.
- Twenty-five per cent of house burglaries are sneak-ins and almost half are offences, where the burglar lifts keys from the house to steal the car.
- Apparently he immediately dismissed me as harmless - I wasn't going to shoplift or lift the cash register.
- He picked her up and lifted her up almost on her shoulder.
- Feeling something crunch beneath him, he lifts himself up and pulls a crinkled plastic bag from the cushion.
- She felt his strong arms snake behind her back, pulling her closer and lifting her up slightly so her toes were barely touching the ground.
- 1.1 (rise)(curtain)levantarsealzarse(drawbridge)the seat lifts (up)levantarseabrirseto lift into the air (aircraft/balloon/kite)el asiento se levanta1.2 (clear)elevarse en el aire(mist)disiparse(headache)irse(gloom)the clouds have lifteddisiparsese han disipado las nubesel cielo se ha despejadoExample sentences
- The fog was lifting, revealing a grey sky, and a metallic coloured ocean.
- The storm clouds lift, the storm clouds descend.
- A cloud has lifted following the change in management.
- Once, when she was in elementary school, the nun stood at the front of a church filled with children out in the pews with their voices lifted in song.
- Contracting her abs, she keeps her chin lifted and raises her upper torso as high as possible.
- His eye-lids lifted and he managed a quirk of a smile in greeting.
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