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 for Lifting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lift \Lift\ (l[i^]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lifted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Lifting.] [Icel. lypta, fr. lopt air; akin to Sw.
     lyfta to lift, Dan. l["o]fte, G. l["u]ften; -- prop., to
     raise into the air. See Loft, and cf. 1st Lift.]
     1. To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to
        raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a
        higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support
        or holding in the higher place; -- said of material
        things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair
        or a burden.
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     2. To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition,
        estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.
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              The Roman virtues lift up mortal man. --Addison.
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              Lest, being lifted up with pride.     --1 Tim. iii.
                                                    6.
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     3. To bear; to support. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     4. To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
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     5. [Perh. a different word, and akin to Goth. hliftus thief,
        hlifan to steal, L. clepere, Gr. kle`ptein. Cf.
        Shoplifter.] To steal; to carry off by theft (esp.
        cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
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     Note: In old writers, lift is sometimes used for lifted.
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                 He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered. --Shak.
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     To lift up, to raise or elevate; in the Scriptures,
        specifically, to elevate upon the cross. --John viii. 28.
  
     To lift up the eyes. To look up; to raise the eyes, as in
        prayer. --Ps. cxxi. 1.
  
     To lift up the feet, to come speedily to one's relief.
        --Ps. lxxiv. 3.
  
     To lift up the hand.
        (a) To take an oath. --Gen. xiv. 22.
        (b) To pray. --Ps. xxviii. 2.
        (c) To engage in duty. --Heb. xii. 12.
  
     To lift up the hand against, to rebel against; to assault;
        to attack; to injure; to oppress. --Job xxxi. 21.
  
     To lift up one's head, to cause one to be exalted or to
        rejoice. --Gen. xl. 13. --Luke xxi. 28.
  
     To lift up the heel against, to treat with insolence or
        unkindness. --John xiii.18.
  
     To lift up the voice, to cry aloud; to call out. --Gen.
        xxi. 16.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lifting \Lift"ing\, a.
     Used in, or for, or by, lifting.
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     Lifting bridge, a lift bridge.
  
     Lifting jack. See 2d Jack, 5.
  
     Lifting machine. See Health lift, under Health.
  
     Lifting pump. (Mach.)
     (a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or valved piston, instead
         of a solid piston, for drawing water and lifting it to a
         high level.
     (b) A pump which lifts the water only to the top of the pump,
         or delivers it through a spout; a lift pump.
  
     Lifting rod, a vertical rod lifted by a rock shaft, and
        imparting motion to a puppet valve; -- used in the engines
        of river steamboats.
  
     Lifting sail (Naut.), one which tends to lift a vessel's
        bow out of water, as jibs and square foresails.
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