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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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Potential licensees interested in obtaining more information about Portable Toilet Seat Lifter and discussing licensing opportunities with respect to the product can contact the Manufacturer Response Department of Innovation Direct[TM] at (877) 991-0909 ext.
Service Bulletin SB-97-6A, issued in 1997, calls for removing and discarding hydraulic valve lifters. Shops have been tossing the used parts into the trash for years.
In this exercise, the lifter pulls straight up and the resistance is straight down.
Joint Heavy Lifters may not be available any sooner than 2025, according to Croisetiere--more than 10 years after the Marine Corps will start parking its current fleet.
* 0700 Series diverter valve makes it possible to operate cart lifters on collection vehicles without reducing the speed of the vehicle's packer panel or the amount of refuse packed per load
As an openly gay power lifter he had few peers, but he had gained serf-assurance.
According to D-M-E, the VectorForm Lifter System utilizes a slide-base concept to greatly extend lifter angles.
Lifter was released on the basis of multiple disease resistance, persistent green color of the seeds, and significant yield increases over the standard checks.
According to Rig All foreman Michael Ingersoll, the primary advantage of the Tri Lifter for the tunnel work was its over-the-side lifting ability.
The Tri Lifter is a mobile crane/gantry/forklift that can pick and carry 75 tons within an 8-ft.
His dad, a weight lifter from Poland, set up weights in the family garage in Sayreville, New Jersey.
As a noncompetitive weight lifter, he had begun taking steroids nine months earlier to increase his muscle mass.
This wooden device, built much like a hospital stretcher, lets you and a partner bend down, get a good grip on the lifter's handles, and move the container together.
Summary: Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 8 (ANI): A case was registered on Wednesday against over 200 people after a man was allegedly thrashed by a mob on suspicion of being a child lifter.