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Lift the lid and look inside the box.
The phone rang and he lifted the receiver immediately.
We lifted the new books onto a shelf.
He lifted his eyes from the newspaper as Kate walked into the room.
Ruth lifted her face to the sun.
Her shoulders lifted slightly but she didn’t say anything.
Lie on the floor and try to lift your legs slowly.
economic measures designed to lift the country out of recession
They’re hoping to get the ban lifted by the end of the month.
She was lifted a little by the news that they had phoned.
Being in the sunshine all day really lifted my spirits.
I felt as if a great financial burden had been lifted from my shoulders.
I watched him lift a couple of CDs and stuff them into his jacket.
This is the British English definition of lift. View American English definition of lift.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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