part of speech: verb
inflections: lifts, lifting, lifted
definition 1: to bring upward; raise.
- He lifted his hand to salute.
- We lifted the canoe out of the water.
synonyms: elevate, raise
definition 2: to bring higher in position or condition; raise.
- The song lifted their spirits.
synonyms: boost, cheer
definition 3: to end, cancel, or take back.
- The city lifted the law against smoking in restaurants.
synonyms: end, revoke, withdraw
antonyms: establish, impose
definition 4: to rise.
- The hot air balloon slowly lifted into the air.
synonyms: arise, ascend, climb, rise
definition 5: to disappear or move away because of an upward force.
- The fog lifted.
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of lifting.
- He gave her a lift onto the horse.
definition 2: a machine used for raising or carrying.
- They went up the mountain on the ski lift.
synonyms: crane, derrick, elevator, escalator, hoist
definition 3: a ride given to a person who is traveling on foot.
- I saw that she was tired, so I gave her a lift in my car.
definition 4: a happier feeling; rise in spirits.
- The good news gave us a lift.
synonyms: boost, high