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noun lift pronunciation in British English /lɪft/ 
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plurallifts
  1. 1
    [countable] an occasion when someone takes you somewhere in their car. The American word is ride
    give someone a lift:

    I can give you a lift into town.

  2. 2
    [countable] British a machine that carries people up or down between different levels of a tall building. The American word is elevator
    take the lift:

    Do you want to take the lift or use the stairs?

  3. 3
    [countable] a movement in which something is lifted

    a slight lift of the shoulders

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