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lift from

1. To pick or raise someone or something up from some lower place or position. A noun or pronoun is used between "lift" and "from." He carefully lifted the antique from the table to examine it. The kidnappers lifted the child from her bed and carried her off into the night.
2. To relieve someone of some unpleasant emotion, pressure, burden, stress, etc. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lift" and "from." Nothing lifts the tension from my shoulders like classical music. All I wanted to do was lift some of the financial burden from you.
See also: lift

lift something from someone or something

to raise something off someone or something. Please lift this burden from me. I lifted the glass from the tray carefully.
See also: lift
References in classic literature ?
I have seen nothing but the writing-case lifted from my lap."
"Did you see the writing-case after it was lifted from your lap?"
In almost all situations in which a resident must be lifted from the floor, a full-sling mechanical lift will be required.
To measure individual lifting strength, a standard weight-lifting bar was lifted from a semisquat to a full standing position (deadlift; [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED]).
This activity often occurs when items are lifted from conveyors or carts, and sometimes involves moving materials around obstructions, instead of simple lifting or carrying.