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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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When I realized this, I was so angry that I had to sit down on the floor and take hold of something to keep from lifting the roof off with an explosion of opinion.
He made about a dozen long gasps, his breast lifting the Bible up when he drawed in his breath, and letting it down again when he breathed it out -- and after that he laid still; he was dead.
The young lady teachers "showed off" -- bending sweetly over pupils that were lately being boxed, lifting pretty warning fingers at bad little boys and patting good ones lovingly.
Then I yelled with pain and rage, and lifting the Watcher endways, drove it down with both hands, as a man drives a stake into the earth, and that with so great a stroke that the skull of the wolf was shattered like a pot, and he fell dead, dragging me with him.
They say every year adds half a pound to the weight of the bones," said another, lifting the feet.
liner (Societe Anonyme des Transports Aeriens) is diving and lifting half a mile below us in search of some break in the solid west wind.
So he added by degrees more and more weight, until he found out that the lifting power of the kite was considerable.
I lift it, but ask myself: could I have abstained from lifting my arm at the moment that has already passed?
In the involuntary effort to maintain equilibrium, Joe had uncovered himself, flinging one arm out and lifting his head from beneath the sheltering shoulders.
A PUBLIC Treasury, feeling Two Arms lifting out its contents, exclaimed:
Lifting his eyes to the dizzy altitude of its summit, the officer saw an astonishing sight - a man on horseback riding down into the valley through the air!
I know nothing about it," answered Geoffrey, without lifting his head.