weight-lift


weight-lift
To engage in weightlifting; to lift weights to develop strength.

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  • weight-lift — verb lift weights This guy can press 300 pounds • Syn: ↑weightlift, ↑press • Derivationally related forms: ↑press (for: ↑press), ↑weightlifter ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • weight|lift|ing — weight lifting, or weight|lift|ing «WAYT LIHF tihng», noun. the lifting of barbells, dumbbells, or other weights, as a body building exercise or in sports competition: »Eight or ten years ago, as a result of a program of weight lifting, he put an …   Useful english dictionary

  • weight´-lift´ing — weight lifting, or weight|lift|ing «WAYT LIHF tihng», noun. the lifting of barbells, dumbbells, or other weights, as a body building exercise or in sports competition: »Eight or ten years ago, as a result of a program of weight lifting, he put an …   Useful english dictionary

  • lift — vb 1 Lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost are comparable when meaning to move from a lower to a higher place or position. Lift often carries an implication of effort exerted to overcome the resistance of weight {lift a large stone}… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • weight lifting — noun : a sport in which barbells are lifted competitively or as an exercise compare clean and jerk, press 9a, snatch * * * weight lifting, or weight|lift|ing «WAYT LIHF tihng», noun. the lifting of barbells, dumbbells, or other weights, as a body …   Useful english dictionary

  • weight — noun 1 amount sth weighs ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, immense ▪ light ▪ extra ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • lift — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lyft Date: before 12th century chiefly Scottish heavens, sky II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse lypta; akin to Old English lyft air more at loft Date: 14th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • weight lifting — n. the athletic exercise or competitive sport of lifting barbells: also written weightlifting weight lifter n. weightlifter * * * Sport in which barbells are lifted competitively or as an exercise. The two main events are (1) the snatch, in which …   Universalium

  • Lift Up Your Hearts! — is an English hymn written in 1881 by H. Montague Butler. The words echo the English translation of the Sursum corda, a part of the communion liturgy in Christian churches.MusicIn the Church of England, Lift up your hearts! is usually sung to… …   Wikipedia

  • Lift — (l[i^]ft), v. i. 1. To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing. [1913 Webster] Strained by lifting at a weight too heavy. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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