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lift

[lɪft]

  1. N

    1. (Brit) (=elevator) ascensor m ; (for goods) montacargas m inv

    2. (esp Brit) (in car)

      hitch 2., 1)

    3. (fig) (=boost)

    4. (Aer) propulsión f

  2. VT

    1. (=raise, pick up) [+ cover, box, head] levantar; [+ phone, receiver] descolgar, coger (Sp); [+ child] tomar en brazos, coger en brazos (Sp), alzar; [+ invalid] mover

    2. (=remove) [+ restrictions, sanctions] levantar

    3. (=dig up) [+ potatoes, carrots] recoger

    4. (=improve) mejorar

    5. * (=steal) [+ goods, money] mangar *, birlar *; [+ idea, quotation] copiar, plagiar

  3. VI

    1. (=rise) levantarse, alzarse (LAm)

    2. (=raise)

    3. (=disappear) [mist, fog] disiparse; [depression] desaparecer

    4. (=cheer up)

  4. CPD

Examples from texts

A delivery truck gave him a lift for a few blocks, dropping him a short way from his apartment.
Uno de los camiones del reparto se lo llevó y lo dejó cerca de su apartamento.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
The lift came to a halt and Urmila stepped out.
El ascensor se detuvo y Urmila salió.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
Something urged me to lift up.
Algo me apremiaba a levantarme.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
He struggled to his feet and tried to lift the long bundle.
-Se levantó penosamente y trató de alzar el largo bulto.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
"We need to lift the rear of the rover, or the left side of the rover, or both," said Ashley Stroupe, a rover driver at JPL.
"Necesitamos levantar la parte trasera del vehículo, o su parte izquierda, o ambos", comenta Ashley Stroupe, una de las personas encargadas de la conducción del vehículo de exploración, en el Laboratorio de Propulsión a Chorro.
He felt a shadow of sadness inside, remembering a time when he thought there was nothing those arms couldn't lift and hold, now realizing there was little they could.
Sintió una sombra de tristeza en su interior, recordó los tiempos en que pensaba que no había nada en el mundo que aquellos brazos no pudieran levantar.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
Then set aerator G, air lift E and dosing device B in operation.
Seguidamente se pondrán en funcionamiento el dispositivo de aireación G, la bomba de aire comprimido E y la bomba dosificadora B.
Manually operated lift
Elevador de accionamiento manual
The moment he did, she rose from the bed as if she'd been waiting for him to lift his eyes.
En el momento que lo hizo, se levantó de la cama como si estuviera esperando que alzara los ojos.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Inadvertently, she started to lift her hand to her scarred cheek, but was stopped by the bulk of the file box she carried.
Sin darse cuenta, intentó llevarse la mano a la cicatriz de la mejilla, pero el bulto de la caja la detuvo.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
Maximum lift and angles of opening and closing in relation to dead centres or equivalent data:.
Levantamientos máximos de las válvulas y ángulos de apertura y de cierre referidos a los puntos muertos o datos equivalentes:
funicular, cable-car and chair-lift transport,
Transporte en funicular, telecabina y telesilla
"If we lift all materials from Earth, we're limited by what a rocket can carry to the Moon," Chen explains.
"Si llevamos todos los materiales desde la Tierra, estamos limitados por lo que se pueda transportar hasta la Luna a bordo de un cohete", explica Chen.
And then one day she found herself standing beside Sonali in the lift.
Y un día se encontró con ella en el ascensor.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
It hurt to bend, to lift her arms.
Le dolía inclinarse y levantar los brazos.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000

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lɪftMasculine nounascensor; montacargas

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Collocations

chair lift
telesilla
ski lift
telesquí
lift off
despegar
lift up
recoger
lift shaft
hueco del ascensor
lift the ban
levantar la prohibición
lift truck
carretilla elevadora
lifting of sanctions
levantamiento de las sanciones

Word forms

lift

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseliftlifts
Possessive caselift'slifts'

lift

verb
Basic forms
Pastlifted
Imperativelift
Present Participle (Participle I)lifting
Past Participle (Participle II)lifted
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I liftwe lift
you liftyou lift
he/she/it liftsthey lift
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am liftingwe are lifting
you are liftingyou are lifting
he/she/it is liftingthey are lifting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have liftedwe have lifted
you have liftedyou have lifted
he/she/it has liftedthey have lifted
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been liftingwe have been lifting
you have been liftingyou have been lifting
he/she/it has been liftingthey have been lifting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I liftedwe lifted
you liftedyou lifted
he/she/it liftedthey lifted
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was liftingwe were lifting
you were liftingyou were lifting
he/she/it was liftingthey were lifting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had liftedwe had lifted
you had liftedyou had lifted
he/she/it had liftedthey had lifted
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been liftingwe had been lifting
you had been liftingyou had been lifting
he/she/it had been liftingthey had been lifting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will liftwe shall/will lift
you will liftyou will lift
he/she/it will liftthey will lift
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be liftingwe shall/will be lifting
you will be liftingyou will be lifting
he/she/it will be liftingthey will be lifting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have liftedwe shall/will have lifted
you will have liftedyou will have lifted
he/she/it will have liftedthey will have lifted
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been liftingwe shall/will have been lifting
you will have been liftingyou will have been lifting
he/she/it will have been liftingthey will have been lifting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would liftwe should/would lift
you would liftyou would lift
he/she/it would liftthey would lift
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be liftingwe should/would be lifting
you would be liftingyou would be lifting
he/she/it would be liftingthey would be lifting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have liftedwe should/would have lifted
you would have liftedyou would have lifted
he/she/it would have liftedthey would have lifted
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been liftingwe should/would have been lifting
you would have been liftingyou would have been lifting
he/she/it would have been liftingthey would have been lifting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am liftedwe are lifted
you are liftedyou are lifted
he/she/it is liftedthey are lifted
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being liftedwe are being lifted
you are being liftedyou are being lifted
he/she/it is being liftedthey are being lifted
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been liftedwe have been lifted
you have been liftedyou have been lifted
he/she/it has been liftedthey have been lifted
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was liftedwe were lifted
you were liftedyou were lifted
he/she/it was liftedthey were lifted
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being liftedwe were being lifted
you were being liftedyou were being lifted
he/she/it was being liftedthey were being lifted
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been liftedwe had been lifted
you had been liftedyou had been lifted
he/she/it had been liftedthey had been lifted
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be liftedwe shall/will be lifted
you will be liftedyou will be lifted
he/she/it will be liftedthey will be lifted
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been liftedwe shall/will have been lifted
you will have been liftedyou will have been lifted
he/she/it will have been liftedthey will have been lifted