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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 ?
An under-tanked Moghrabi boat had risen to the limit of her lift, and, finding no improvement, had dropped a couple of thousand.
"But some skippers -will navigate without enough lift. What does that Tad-boat think she is doing, Tim?"
I think, to tell the truth, she thought herself somewhat deeper in the mysteries than she was; and she has often said to me, as we went down in the lift together, that if one's will were strong enough, one could float down as harmlessly as a feather.
"She told me specially she would write it this morning, and I actually saw her writing as I went up in the lift to my own room."
Sir Henry, Good, and Umbopa ranged themselves alongside of me, and lifted their rifles.
My threat produced an effect; the men halted, and Scragga stood still before us, his spear lifted.
As the Ghost rolled her side out of water, the boat was lifted snugly against her, and before the return roll came, we had heaved it in over the side and turned it bottom up on the deck.
It dropped on the floor as the surgeon lifted Grace in his arms.
I lifted it, Umslopogaas; it was the skull of a child.
I have seen nothing but the writing-case lifted from my lap."
Then she lifted her right hand, with the thumb pointed upward, and said:
The moments that passed before he lifted his head from his reading seemed like hours.