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Lift

To raise; to take up.

To lift a promissory note (a written commitment to pay a sum of money on a certain date) is to terminate the obligation by paying its amount.

To lift the bar of the Statute of Limitations is to remove, by some sufficient act or Acknowledgment, the obstruction that it interposes. For example, some states will not permit an action to be instituted on a debt owed after ten years from the date of the debt. This is a ten-year statute of limitations. If the debtor acknowledges in writing that he or she owes the debt and will pay it on a certain date, this conduct lifts the bar of the statute of limitations so that the debtor can be sued on the debt for another ten years.

lift

(Boost), noun accommodation, advancement, aid, assist, assistance, auspices, backing, betterment, bliss, encouragement, enhancement, exaltation, furtherance, good turn, guidance, help, improvement, inspiration, ministration, nurture, patronage, preferment, rapture, relief, succor, support, sustenance, transport

lift

(Elevation), noun acclivity, advance, ascension, assent, climb, crane, derrick, elevator, eminence, erection, heave, height, hill, hoist, pickup, promotion, raise, raising, rise, rising, slope, sphere, upgrade, upheaval, uplift, vantage point, winch

lift

(Boost), verb advance, aggrandize, ameliorate, benefit, buoy, elate, ennoble, exalt, give one a lift, heighten, improve, inspire, inspirit, promote, soar, support, take the load off one's mind, uplift

lift

(Decontrol), verb free, liberate, lighten, release, take off, unburden

lift

(Raise), verb acquit oneself of, appropriate, build, clear, come up or off, dignify, do a good turn, elevate, enhance, erect, flush, grow, heave, help, hoist, leaven, liquidate, mount, pick up, pull, raise, rear, set on its feet, take, take off, take up, transport, tug, upraise, uprear

lift

(Steal), verb pilfer, purloin, snatch, swipe, thieve
See also: advance, advancement, assistance, bolster, build, elevate, elevation, enhance, jostle, promotion, raise, steal, support
References in classic literature ?
She would glide in among them, and look at them with an air of perplexed and sorrowful earnestness; and sometimes she would lift their chains with her slender hands, and then sigh wofully, as she glided away.
If I can't live on that, I sha'n't ask anybody to give me a lift.
He laid down the carving-knife and fork - being engaged in carving, at the moment - put his two hands into his disturbed hair, and appeared to make an extraordinary effort to lift himself up by it.
Sing to your fledglings again, Mother, oh lift up your head
And she went on to tell him that the only way in which the old creature could be killed was with the sword that hung up in the castle; but the sword was so heavy that no one could lift it.
But when I dream of thee apart, I would the dawn might lift my heart, O sun, to thee.
We know that Fleury's gas can lift anything, as the world-famous trials of '89 showed, but its almost indefinite powers of expansion necessitate vast tank room.
You percave the little spalpeen is summat down in the mouth, and wears his lift hand in a sling, and it's for that same thing, by yur lave, that I'm going to give you the good rason.
He had a vague idea that with such a force as the great kite straining at its leash, this might be used to lift to the altitude of the kite itself heavier articles.
How know we that if we lift our spears it may not be for a thief and a liar?
Wildly he looked about him, and his sight fell upon a heavy stone mortar, such as three men could not lift nowadays.
And he saw that he had crawled under the cart and was trying to lift it by arching his back.