Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Plastic surgery to remove facial wrinkles, sagging skin, fat deposits, or other visible signs of aging for cosmetic purposes.
  • noun A restyling or modernization, as of a building.
  • transitive verb To perform a face-lift upon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an operation to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from a person's face.
  • noun a renovation that improves the outward appearance, as of a building.
  • transitive verb to perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face.

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

  • verb perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
  • noun a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
  • noun a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

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Examples

  • Minus the botox or the face-lift, that is, after all, what 50-something women are like.

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  • If, having gone from a face-lift to heart surgery, we were now to advance to a brain transplant, to what extent would we still be involved with the same patient?

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  • If adding nouns were akin to a face-lift, adopting grammatical elements as basic as pronouns would be closer to a heart transplant.

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  • For those who had no taste for casual clothing, global elixirs of the American lifestyle were to be found in jogging, fitness, and the putatively rejuvenating face-lift.

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  • If adding nouns were akin to a face-lift, adopting grammatical elements as basic as pronouns would be closer to a heart transplant.

    The English Is Coming!

  • For those who had no taste for casual clothing, global elixirs of the American lifestyle were to be found in jogging, fitness, and the putatively rejuvenating face-lift.

    The English Is Coming!

  • If, having gone from a face-lift to heart surgery, we were now to advance to a brain transplant, to what extent would we still be involved with the same patient?

    The English Is Coming!

  • (The Maestra-Chef, Pilar Cabrera, also runs the very good restaurant, "La Olla", where Oaxacan traditional cuisine is given a face-lift and presented in a new, lighter manner.)

    Oaxaca please.......hold the mole?

  • (The Maestra-Chef, Pilar Cabrera, also runs the very good restaurant, "La Olla", where Oaxacan traditional cuisine is given a face-lift and presented in a new, lighter manner.)

    Oaxaca please.......hold the mole?

  • (The Maestra-Chef, Pilar Cabrera, also runs the very good restaurant, "La Olla", where Oaxacan traditional cuisine is given a face-lift and presented in a new, lighter manner.)

    Oaxaca please.......hold the mole?

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