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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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Hold your leg in the lifted position for the count of one.
The natural slight bend in the lead leg when it is lifted is fundamental to the lead-leg action (Photos 1-3).
I learned that the best way to introduce reluctant residents to the idea of being lifted and transferred mechanically was to allow a coworker to demonstrate the equipment on myself," said Krok.
Generally, wheel-engaging is a faster operation, with the vehicle simply driven onto the runways and lifted.
To measure individual lifting strength, a standard weight-lifting bar was lifted from a semisquat to a full standing position (deadlift; [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED]).
When they qualified for the men's team, they lifted with the top boys in the country at the U.
This activity often occurs when items are lifted from conveyors or carts, and sometimes involves moving materials around obstructions, instead of simple lifting or carrying.
The entire load moves up; the rods that haven't yet been shifted straighten slightly; and the one that has been lifted is bent a little more.
The unique scissor-style design allows loads to be lifted closer to the ground and body when lifting over the outrigger's extended beams.
Mountain bikers are lifted to the top of the mountain for the first time in 1988.
Break bulk cargo bound for Hawaii was loaded in the bow of the ship while OH-58 helicopters were lifted into the stern hatch.
Our athletes start with a light weight that can be lifted with good form.