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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 ?
Its function is to shunt the lift out of the gas, and this it will do without watching.
Flambeau, quite bewildered with this fanaticism, could not refrain from asking Miss Pauline (with direct French logic) why a pair of spectacles was a more morbid sign of weakness than a lift, and why, if science might help us in the one effort, it might not help us in the other.
"They didn't lift that last sack," Kearns protested.
"The fortune of war!" he said as he lifted the body and placed it on the bed in one corner of the room.
So I brought stones and piled them up till I could reach him; then I lifted him down, for he was very light, being but skin and bones.
He seized Joe in his arms, lifted him clear of the floor, and ran with him across the ring to his own corner.
Twala turned and motioned to his son, who advanced with his spear lifted.
"Did you see the writing-case after it was lifted from your lap?"
And that's jist the thruth of the rason why he wears his lift hand in a sling.
Then she lifted her right hand, with the thumb pointed upward, and said:
Magnified by its lift against the sky and by the soldier's testifying sense of the formidableness of a near enemy, the group appeared of heroic, almost colossal, size.
The moments that passed before he lifted his head from his reading seemed like hours.