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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 ?
So I lifted the Watcher and sprang into the cave, having it in my mind to slay the wolf before he lifted up his head.
As the green flames lifted I could see the oily gleam of his integument and the brightness of his eyes.
And the bier was lifted once more, and they proceeded.
At this hint, Scragga, looking more evil than ever, advanced a step and lifted his great spear, and at that moment I saw Good's hand creep to his revolver.
Then Robin Hood, in a weak, faltering voice, bade Little John raise him that he might look out once more upon the woodlands; so the yeoman lifted him in his arms, as he bade, and Robin Hood's head lay on his friend's shoulder.
Then she lifted her right hand, with the thumb pointed upward, and said:
I'm going to do two things: first, weigh my sack; and second, bet it that after you-all have lifted clean from the floor all the sacks of flour you-all are able, I'll put on two more sacks and lift the whole caboodle clean.
She lifted her hand in the obscurity that surrounded her, as if to protest against the topic to which I had returned.
In another and later clinch, when she had already relaxed and sighed her relief at seeing him safely snuggled, Ponta, his chin over Joe's shoulder, lifted his right arm and struck a terrible downward blow on the small of the back.