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Lift (impf. --ed; lift in H6A I, 1, 16) 1) tr. to heave, to raise; absol.: “l. there,” Per. III, 2, 49. With an accus.: “she --s the coffer-lids that close his eyes,” Ven. 1127. “l. the moon out of her sphere,” Tp. II, 1, 183. “she --ed the princess from the earth,” Wint. V, 2, 83. “l. their swords in such a just war,” John II, 35. “l. an angry arm against his minister,” R2 I, 2, 40; cf. III, 2, 59; III, 3, 89; Cor. I, 1, 70. “I will l. Mortimer as high,” H4A I, 3, 135. “his forward spirit would l. him where most trade of danger ranged,” H4B I, 1, 174 (cf. Heave). “we'll l. our heads to heaven,” H6B I, 2, 14. “l. my soul to heaven,” H8 II, 1, 78. “yet will he l. as much as his brother Hector,” Troil. I, 2, 126. “l. their bosoms higher,” I, 3, 112. “--s him from the earth,” IV, 5, 16; Rom. V, 1, 5. “--ing food to it,” Lr. III, 4, 16. “l. this arm,” Oth. II, 3, 208. With up: “when the gracious light --s up his burning head,” Sonn. 7, 2. “--ed up their noses,” Tp. IV, 177. “l. up your countenance,” Wint. IV, 4, 49. “l. up thy looks,” Wint. IV, 4, 49 “thy brow,” John V, 2, 54. “l. me up to reach at victory,” R2 I, 3, 71. “levers to l. me up,” H4A II, 2, 36. “can l. your blood up,” V, 2, 79. “l. up his hand,” H6A I, 1, 16. “shall l. up their privilege,” Cor. I, 10, 22. “I l. this one hand up to heaven,” Tit. III, 1, 207. “--s up her arms,” IV, 1, 37. “wilt thou l. up Olympus,” Caes. III, 1, 74. “it --ed up its head,” Hml. I, 2, 216. “did l. up eye,” Oth. V, 2, 200.
2) intr. to rise: “a summer bird which sings the --ing up of day,” H4B IV, 4, 93.
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