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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
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The film will now be featured at other Lift Off festivals around the world, including in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
The earlier delivery of industrial gases for the initial launch included much larger quantities of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium, which is stored in large tanks at Cape Canaveral for use during lift off.
Mike Jefferson, chairman of Lingdale Lift Off, said last year the village had been named the best large village in Redcar and Cleveland in the Northumbria in Bloom competition.
Commander Lee Archambault and his six crewmates are now scheduled to lift off to the International Space Station at 9:20 p.
Nicholas Patrick, 42, from Saltburn, Teesside, is one of seven crew members due to lift off in the shuttle Discovery on Thursday with the job of expanding the International Space Station and rewiring its electrical systems.
The lift off was delayed by several minutes after launch managers became concerned late in the countdown that winds could blow toxic material over nearby Port Canaveral should there be an accidental explosion.
1 -- 2 -- color; 1 -- color AV edition only; 2 -- ran in AV edition only) Above, hot-air balloons lift off from Marie Kerr Park, kicking off the seventh annual Antelope Valley Labor Day Sky Parade on Saturday.
These perspectives, says Howard, should enable STEREO not only to record coronal mass ejections as they lift off the sun and travel toward Earth but also to determine the instabilities that cause these solar temper tantrums in the first place.
Aerospace supplier Arrow-smith Engineering has increased its involvement in the latest round of aerospace projects after receiving help from the Lift Off programme specifically targeted at West Midlands companies.
To lift off the sandy beach in Varna, Bulgaria, the acrobatic teen used his leg muscles to spring upward.
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