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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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With 69 inches of lift height, the lifts can raise mine locomotives high enough for personnel to work comfortably beneath them.
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The weight should be such that you can lift it 10 to 12 times in good form, but after that it feels heavy and you can't lift it correctly.
left arm and right leg) and lift left arm and right leg off the floor and lower.
Lifts have made the modern metropolis possible, they go about their business quietly and safely, a form of public transport that is never queried.
In practicing The Nutcracker, I've tried a few of the more simple lifts to the shoulder or above, but I can't seem to get the girls all the way up.