Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lift.
  • adj. Raised up; held aloft.
  • adj. Stolen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. turned upward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. held up in the air

Etymologies

From lift +‎ -ed. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Minimum Means of Reprisal - a title lifted from a Chinese official's description of his government's nuclear stance.

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  • The American business and agriculture lobbies, which have long supported more trade with Cuba, feel they have a potential ally in President Obama, who early in his term lifted travel and remittance restrictions on Cuban-Americans.

    Havana Dreaming

  • Anyway, a convoluted plot is exactly what's called for in a movie where each section is introduced with the title lifted from Raymond Chandler, a master of convolution.

    Archive 2006-06-25

  • He named his new, British one-band movement "punk rock", a title lifted entirely from the American music press.

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  • Collected over seven years and with a title lifted from a Radiohead opening line, this exhibit offers a keen eye into the behind-the-veil aspects of the Muslim community, gracefully capturing

    Flavorpill New York Events

  • With the release of Quantum of Solace, a title lifted from a Fleming short story, the Bond well has just about run dry.

    MI6 :: 007 News

  • If I clean off one of the crapoires a term lifted from Lynne for their armoire where they dump crap, though she only has one crapoire and in my house there are numerous crapoires to the point of almost calling the place a crapoireteria then maybe I can try my hand at making vanilla gelato because I have a hankering for an affogato al caffe which is simply vanilla ice cream or gelato "drowned" in a couple of shots of espresso.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • And on the way out the next afternoon, I was again lifted into the air with her love.

    A Conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer about Everything Is Illuminated

  • The plot of the five-issue miniseries is loosely based on the Fall Out Boy song "Tiffany Blews" and will focus on "a mysterious toymaker, a cyborg gal named Tiffany and a kid in a bear suit that looks lifted from the cover of Fall Out Boy's Folie á Deux," their latest album released last year.

    Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz to write Fall Out Toyworks for Image | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • In a case that seems lifted from a Wes Craven movie script, eight Italian doctors have been slapped with jail time for carrying out 83 unnecessary operations including breast and lung removal on patients, the BBC is reporting.

    Surgeons At Italy's 'Clinic Of Horrors' Jailed For Unnecessary Operations

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