lift

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lift is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
lift

Third-person singular
lifts

Past tense
lifted

Past participle
lifted

Present participle
lifting

  1. Someone lifts something when they use their hands to make the thing go up.
    He lifted the little boy onto his shoulders.
    She lifted the heavy box from the floor onto the table.

Noun[change]

Singular
lift

Plural
lifts

  1. If you give someone a lift, you drive them somewhere, usually in your car.
  2. In Britain, a lift is an elevator: a machine to lift people up or down to different parts of a building.