lift

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noun
1 (BrE) for taking people/goods between floors ⇨ See also ↑elevator
ADJECTIVE
private, service

The hotel has a private lift linking it to the beach.

baggage, goods, passenger, wheelchair
electric, hydraulic
VERB + LIFT
go down in, go up in, take

We took the lift down to the ground floor.

operate
LIFT + VERB
serve sth

The lift serves the top four floors of the building.

arrive
LIFT + NOUN
button
doors
shaft
attendant, operator
2 for taking people up mountains, etc.
ADJECTIVE
ski
chair (usually chairlift), gondola (BrE)
VERB + LIFT
take
operate
LIFT + NOUN
car
operator
pass

You'll need your lift pass for the ski lifts.

3 (BrE) free ride in a car, etc. ⇨ See also ↑ride
ADJECTIVE
free
VERB + LIFT
ask for, hitch, thumb

We stood by the roadside and thumbed a lift.

give sb, offer sb
accept

Don't accept lifts from strangers.

PHRASES
a lift back, a lift home

He offered us a lift home.

4 feeling of increased happiness/excitement
ADJECTIVE
big, great, huge, real

Winning the semi-final gave the team a huge lift.

emotional
VERB + LIFT
give sb
get
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verb
1 raise/move sb/sth
ADVERB
almost, half

He hugged her, almost lifting her off the ground.

fractionally, a little, slightly
slowly
sharply

Her head lifted sharply

carefully, gently, gingerly

Carefully lift the cake off the tray and cool on a wire rack.

easily, effortlessly
bodily

She was lifted bodily aboard by two sailors.

back, down, out, up

She lifted back the sheet.

VERB + LIFT
can barely, can hardly

The box was so heavy I could barely lift it.

try to
manage to
be too heavy to
PREPOSITION
above

He stood, legs apart, arms lifted above his head.

down

She leaned on him and he half lifted her down the stairs.

from

He felt as if an enormous weight had been lifted from his shoulders.

into

The heavy beams were lifted into place.

off

She lifted the book up off the table.

out of

He lifted the baby out of its cradle.

over

She lifted the child over the fence.

to

Juliet nodded, lifting her face to David's.

2 remove a law/rule
ADVERB
completely
partially

The police managed to restore calm and the curfew was partially lifted.

VERB + LIFT
agree to, decide to, vote to

The government decided to lift the ban on arms exports.

refuse to
Lift is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑brow, ↑cloud, ↑darkness, ↑depression, ↑eye, ↑eyebrow, ↑fog, ↑gloom, ↑hand, ↑mist, ↑mood, ↑mouth, ↑shoulder, ↑spirit, ↑win
Lift is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑bag, ↑ban, ↑barrier, ↑beaker, ↑binoculars, ↑blockade, ↑boycott, ↑brow, ↑burden, ↑ceiling, ↑censorship, ↑chin, ↑control, ↑cover, ↑cup, ↑curfew, ↑curse, ↑dividend, ↑dress, ↑earnings, ↑embargo, ↑eye, ↑eyebrow, ↑eyelid, ↑fist, ↑flap, ↑floorboard, ↑foot, ↑game, ↑glass, ↑gloom, ↑hand, ↑hatch, ↑head, ↑hip, ↑immunity, ↑injunction, ↑leg, ↑lid, ↑martial law, ↑mood, ↑morale, ↑moratorium, ↑phone, ↑prohibition, ↑rate, ↑receiver, ↑restriction, ↑sanction, ↑siege, ↑skirt, ↑spirit, ↑suitcase, ↑tariff, ↑threat, ↑top, ↑trophy, ↑veil, ↑weight

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