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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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Lift Off is being run by the Manufacturing Advisory Service - West Midlands on behalf of a consortium which includes Advantage West Midlands, East Midlands Development Agency, the Midlands Aerospace Alliance and the Rolls Royce Taskforce.
Since the Lift Off programme was launched in 2002, the scheme has enabled more than 140 companies to benefit from business improvements initiatives and helped secure more than 600 jobs.
Lift Off will begin its campaign with a trade mission to Washington DC to meet US industry officials.
0 out of a possible 10, which indicates that LMT could be ready for lift off.
High precision tooling maker Burcas is aiming to increase its involvement in the latest round of aerospace projects after receiving help from the Lift Off programme.
2 -- color) Shelly McNitt, left, and Heather Sirex, both 11, watch their hot-air balloon lift off during Super Science Saturday.
Earlier this week commander Eileen Collins's first attempt to lift off was halted with just six-and-a-half seconds to go after what turned out to be a false alarm.
The test proved the current power configuration is more than adequate for lift off and hover and forward flight.
Summary: TEL AVIV (Cihan)-Israel lift off a spy satellite to observe the Iranian nuclear program on Tuesday from Telaviv.
The family-run business at Small Heath has become one of the first in the region to receive support from Lift Off, a pounds 1.
It's hard for me to lift off my foot,'' said O'Neal, adding he was in ``a lot'' of pain.