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lift

1. n. the potency of alcohol in liquor. Now, this imported stuff has enough lift to raise the dead.
2. n. a brief spiritual or ego-lifting occurrence. Your kind words have given me quite a lift.
3. and lift-up n. drug euphoria; a rush. (Drugs.) The lift-up from the shot jarred her bones.
4. tv. to steal something. She had lifted this ring. We found it on her when we arrested her.
5. tv. to take something away. It was his third offense, so they lifted his license.
6. n. a tall heel on shoes that makes someone seem taller. (Usually plural.) I feel better in my lifts.
7. n. a surgical face-lift. He had a lift on his vacation, but his face still looked two sizes too big.
8. n. a device—worn under the hair at the temples—that provides some of the effects of a surgical face-lift. Do you think she’s wearing a lift?
9. n. a ride; transportation. Would you like a lift over to your apartment?
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The lift stopped in between two floors after which the watchman had to manually push it down.
Earlier in the afternoon, the entire team lifts in two separate 45-minute sessions (offense / defense).
Lift and broaden your chest, elongate your neck, and lift your head to look up.
Did your calculations of the number of balloons needed to lift the objects in your classroom match how many were actually needed to lift each object?
Until now people lifting individual boxes have had very little alternative but to lift them manually.
The super-slow method forces people to concentrate on their form and on feeling the movement of their muscles as they lift and lower the weight.
We were using a 250-ton barge crane to lift the patrol boats onto the ship," Benoit said.
Because they have always been lead players, it is also a history of lift engineering and lift making.
At the time, partnering classes were not an option, so I learned to lift on the job.
A JUDGE attending Mold County Court was trapped in a lift for 45 minutes.
Nor-Am also manufacturers and distributes a complete complement of resident lifters, including the Ready Lift, Ready Stand and our new Ready Care Lift, which offers superior quality at an exceptional price.
The manipulator can lift from 7-7500 lb at an average of 250-400 lifts/hr, with some models reaching 700-800 lifts/hr.
Company Utilizes Actuator to Enhance Quality of Scooter Lift Device
Here is a concise review of the different lift types and the advantages of each:
Keep your posture straight and use minimal knee lift and pushoff.