Lift

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Definition

to lift : to pick up, to raise, to elevate
verb

a lift (UK): an elevator, a device that moves up and down high buildings as an alternative to stairs
noun
To give somebody a lift to take someone somewhere (usually in a car)

(The space shuttle has just) lifted off: (The space shuttle has just) been launched, started its flight into space
verb

Examples

  • "Dave : Okay, let me get this straight: take the lift down to the ground floor, cross the hall until I reach a big door."
  • "Lift your arms, please."
  • "We have lift off!"
  • "Philip : Right, so all through dinner she's doing these wild things with her chopsticks, using them to lift ice cubes out of my glass and feeding them to me."
  • "In that case, you need to take this lift down to the ground floor, go across the hall until you reach a big door."

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