lift

I
n.
device for raising and lowering people and freight

(BE; AE has elevator)

1) to operate a lift (a liftboy or liftman operates a lift)

2) to take a lift (we took the lift to the tenth floor)

3) a service lift (see also elevator1-6)

conveyor suspended from a cable

4) a chair, ski lift

ride

(colloq.)

5) to bum; get a lift (from smb.)

6) to give smb. a lift

boost, inspiration

(colloq.)

7) to get a lift (from smb. or smt.)

8) to give smb. a lift (your words of encouragement gave us a real lift)

II
v.

1) (D; tr.) ('to raise') to lift from (she did not lift her head from the TV set)

2) (d; tr.) ('to steal') to lift from (the material was lifted from smb.'s dissertation)

* * *
[lɪft]
ski lift
get a lift (from smb.)
['conveyor suspended from a cable'] a chair
['ride'] (colloq.) to bum
['device for raising and lowering people and freight'] (BE; AE has elevator) to operate a lift (a liftboy or liftman operates a lift)
['boost, inspiration'] (colloq.) to get a lift (from smb. or smt.)
a service lift (see also elevator 1-6)
(D; tr.) ('to raise') to lift from (she did not lift her head from the TV set)
(d; tr.) ('to steal') to lift from (the material was lifted from smb. 's dissertation)
to take a lift (we took the lift to the tenth floor)
to give smb. a lift (your words of encouragement gave us a real lift)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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