lift noun

1 machine for taking people/goods up and down

ADJ. private, service The hotel has a private lift linking it to the beach. | baggage, goods, passenger, wheelchair | electric, hydraulic | basket, chair, gondola | ski

VERB + LIFT go down in, go up in/on, take We took the lift down to the ground floor. | operate

LIFT + VERB serve sth The lift serves the top four floors of the building. | arrive

LIFT + NOUN button | doors | shaft | attendant | pass You'll need your lift pass for the ski lifts.

2 free ride in a car, etc.

ADJ. free

VERB + LIFT ask for, cadge, hitch, thumb We stood by the roadside and thumbed a lift. | give sb, offer sb | accept Don't accept lifts from strangers.

PHRASES a lift back/home He offered us a lift home.

3 feeling of increased happiness/excitement

ADJ. great, huge, real Winning the semi-final gave the team a huge lift.

VERB + LIFT give sb | get