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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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Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying the company's first Dragon capsule.
The alert over the space junk, believed to be from a Soviet satellite that broke up shortly after it lifted off in 1981, was called off Monday when data showed that the debris posed no danger to the space station.
ANATOMY OF AN ERUPTION During a coronal mass ejection, a magnetized cloud of material that has lifted off the sun travels at 1.
MARK Shuttleworth became the world's second space tourist yesterday as a Russian rocket lifted off from a launchpad in Central Asia to carry him to the International Space Station.
The first crew - two Russians and an American - lifted off Tuesday from Russia to take up residence in the space station.
Pilots Andy Elson, aged 45, from Wells, Somerset, and Colin Prescot, aged 48, from Hampshire, were in buoyant mood as their 200ft tall Cable and Wireless craft lifted off in sunshine from the hills above Almeria.
NYSE: TXT), has announced that its TR918 Eagle Eye Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) lifted off the ground for the first time today when it achieved the first flight milestone in this ground breaking, vertical-lift unmanned aircraft program.
Discovery lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday on a 12-day mission to resupply the International Space Station.
The robotic Helios, radio-controlled by a pilot on the ground, lifted off at 7:27 a.
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It lifted off yesterday like a chariot to the stars, reflected in its own spectacular light show.
PASADENA - Two Mars-bound spacecraft managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena lifted off Sunday from Florida on a mission to explore the Red Planet's southern polar cap, according to JPL officials.