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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.
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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.
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And when we finished, it was like someone had lifted something from my shoulders, and I found it difficult to even stand up straight.
A little girl lifted something from the pavement and quickly put it in her pocket.
She said McGregor lifted something from the mantel-piece in her home and gave it to the girl.
One stooped, reached down, and lifted something from the grass.