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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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