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lift / ascensor
lift   [lɪft]
A. -noun
1. (British, Great Britain)
(=elevator)   ascensor (m)   (for goods)   montacargas masculine invariable
2. (especially British, Great Britain)   (in car)
·never accept lifts from strangers
·nunca te montes en un coche con extraños
·can I [give] you a lift?
·¿quiere que le lleve (en coche)?,   ¿quiere que le dé aventónoun? Mexico,   ¿quiere que le un aventónoun? Colombia
·she gave me a lift home
·me llevó a casa en coche,   me acompañó con su coche a casa
3. (figurative)
·to [give] somebody a lift
(psychologically)   levantar el ánimo a somebody, someone   (physically)   dar fuerzas a somebody, someone
4. (aeronautics)   propulsiónoun (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. (=raise, pick up)
[+cover, box, head]   levantar
[+phone, receiver]   descolgar,   coger Spain
[+child]   tomar en brazos,   coger en brazos Spain,   alzar
[+invalid]   mover
·this suitcase is too heavy for me to lift
·esta maleta pesa demasiado para que yo la levante
a. he lifted his [eyes] and looked out of the window =   levantó or alzó la vista y miró por la ventana
b. the wind lifted the balloon [into] the air =   el viento se llevó el globo por los aires
c. he lifted the lid [off] the pan =   levantó la tapadera de la olla,   destapó la olla
d. he lifted the child [onto] his knee =   alzó or Spain cogió al niño y lo sentó en su rodilla
e. to lift somebody'noun [spirits] =   levantar el ánimo a somebody, someone
f. she lifted her glass [to] her lips =   se llevó el vaso a los labios
g. to lift [weights]   (Sport)   hacer or levantar pesas
h. she never lifts a finger to help   no mueve un dedo para ayudar
i. to lift the lid on something   destapar algo
2. (=remove)
[+restrictions, sanctions]   levantar
3. (=dig up)
[+potatoes, carrots]   recoger
4. (=improve)   mejorar
·they need to lift their game to win
·tienen que mejorar su juego si quieren ganar
5. *
[+goods, money]   mangar *,   birlar *
[+idea, quotation]   copiar,   plagiar
·the [article] was lifted from a newspaper
·el articleículo fue copiado or plagiado de un periódico
C. -intransitive verb
1. (=rise)   levantarse,   alzarse Latin America
2. (=raise)
·a bra which lifts and separates
·un sujetador que realza y separa el busto
3. (=disappear)
[mist, fog]   disiparse
[depression]   desaparecer
·his mood seemed to have lifted
·parecía estar de mejor humor
4. (=cheer up)
·his [spirits] lifted at the thought of seeing her
·se le levantaron los ánimos al pensar que iba a verla
D. -compound
·lift attendant   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   ascensorista masculine and feminine
·lift cage   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   caja (f) de ascensor
·lift operator   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   lift attendant
·lift shaft   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   caja or hueco
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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