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lift

Sports medicine
noun The raising of an extremity.

Vox populi-UK
noun Elevator.

LIFT

Abbreviation for:
Late Intervention Following Thrombolysis
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lift

(lift)
1. To raise or elevate.
2. The act of lifting.
3. A device for lifting.
[O.E., lypta]

lift

(lift)
1. To raise or elevate.
2. A material used to equalize the length of a shortened side of the body with the unshortened, normal, side, as on a shoe. Synonym: wedge (3)
References in classic literature ?
Then I lifted my hand solemnly towards the sky, an example which Sir Henry and Good followed, and quoted a line or two from the "Ingoldsby Legends" at it in the most impressive tones that I could command.
We shall all perish in the dark," and animated by fear or fury, or by both, he lifted his spear and drove it with all his force at Sir Henry's breast.
Pale and resolute, she lifted her noble head--called back the courage which had faltered for a moment--and took his arm.
he said as he lifted the body and placed it on the bed in one corner of the room.
Monsieur Surville lifted his hands in polite remonstrance.
She lifted the cloak from the chair on which she had placed it, and took from the pocket the leather letter-case which Grace had shown to her.
Then they saw her stoop down, and once more with that almost superhuman strength which seemed to belong to her for those few moments, she lifted the strange object who lay cowering there, high above her head.
Always assess the resident or object being lifted and get help if the resident is too heavy or the object too awkward to handle alone.
I learned that the best way to introduce reluctant residents to the idea of being lifted and transferred mechanically was to allow a coworker to demonstrate the equipment on myself," said Krok.