- raise to a higher position or level；move (one's eyes or face) to face upward and look at someone or something
- a device incorporating a moving cable for carrying people, typically skiers, up or down a mountain.；a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things to different floors or levels; an elevator.
verb: lift, 3rd person present: lifts, gerund or present participle: lifting, past tense: lifted, past participle: lifted
noun: lift, plural noun: lifts
- 1. raise to a higher position or level he lifted his trophy over his head 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ move (one's eyes or face) to face upward and look at someone or something he lifted his eyes from the paper for an instant
- ▪ move upward; be raised Thomas's eyelids drowsily lifted their voices lifted in wails and cries
- ▪ (of a cloud, fog, etc.) move upward or away the factory smoke hung low, never lifted the gray weather lifted on the following Wednesday 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ increase the volume or pitch of (one's voice) Willie sang boldly, lifting up his voice 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ increase (a price or amount) higher than expected oil prices lifted Oklahoma's revenue
- ▪ hit or kick (a ball) high into the air.
- ▪ perform cosmetic surgery on (part of the body) to reduce sagging surgeons lift and remove excess skin from the face and neck
- 2. pick up and move to a different position he lifted her down from the pony's back
- ▪ transport by air a helicopter lifted 11 crew members to safety from the ship 同義詞
- ▪ enable (someone or something) to escape from an unpleasant situation two billion barrels of oil that could lift this nation out of chronic poverty 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. raise (a person's spirits or confidence); encourage or cheer we heard inspiring talks that lifted our spirits 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person's mood) become happier suddenly his heart lifted and he could have wept with relief
- 4. formally remove or end (a legal restriction, decision, or ban) the European Community lifted its oil embargo against South Africa 同義詞 反義詞
- 5. carry off or win (a prize or event) she staged a magnificent comeback to lift the British Open title
- ▪ use (a person's work or ideas) without permission or acknowledgment; plagiarize this is a hackneyed adventure lifted straight from a vintage Lassie episode 同義詞
- ▪ informal steal (something, especially a minor item of property) he had been caught lifting a coat from a department store 同義詞
- 1. a device incorporating a moving cable for carrying people, typically skiers, up or down a mountain.
- ▪ British a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things to different floors or levels; an elevator. 同義詞
- ▪ a built-up heel or device worn in a boot or shoe to make the wearer appear taller or to correct shortening of a leg.
- 2. an act of lifting weightlifters attempting a particularly heavy lift 同義詞
- ▪ a rise in price or amount the company has already produced a 10 percent lift in profits
- ▪ informal an instance of stealing or plagiarizing something.
- ▪ an upward force that counteracts the force of gravity, produced by changing the direction and speed of a moving stream of air it had separate engines to provide lift and generate forward speed
- ▪ the maximum weight that an aircraft can raise.
- 3. a free ride in another person's vehicle Miss Green is giving me a lift back to school 同義詞
- 4. a feeling of encouragement or increased cheerfulness winning this game has given everyone on the team a lift 同義詞 反義詞