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1.1(boost)impulso masculinethe news gave her a big lift — la noticia le levantó mucho la moral / el ánimo
- this salad needs something to give it a lift — a esta ensalada le hace falta algo que le dé un poco de gracia
- Their reaction, I'd guess, was a touch of awe mingled with the instant lift we all felt the moment we entered this space.
- It was the first time this year and gave a satisfying lift to my spirits.
- ‘It has given the security department a lift and it is encouraging that there is now a serious deterrent,’ he said.
- The office will be air-conditioned with stimulating scents and extra oxygen - to give a physical and psychological lift.
- If there is a winner it will give this team a big impetus and a massive lift going into the final four games.
- As soon as we arrived at Frankton the sight of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains gave us a lift in spirits.
- He gave a lift and a spur to a BBC office which could often be in a state of chaos.
- Just as champagne gives you an instant lift so chocolate, as it melts in the mouth, creates a feeling of euphoria and wellbeing.
- But don't expect media giants to get a big lift from their Chinese operations anytime soon.
- We want to give them a lift, encouraging the good ones to stick with it and resist the temptation to jack it all in and run off with a Spanish waiter.
- If you know how to, supply these key resources, you'll give yourself an instant lift.
- Knowing we have now got a match with Fulham to look forward to gives everyone a massive lift and it can only be good for your confidence.
- After working alone, talk, laugh and interact with others for an instant lift.
1.2Aviationfuerza propulsora femininepropulsión feminine
- The sudden loss of lift caused the airplane to descend rapidly to the runway.
- Flaps do more than increase lift; they also increase drag, change pitch attitudes and so forth.
- This helps increase lift, which is what you need at this point.
- Any secondary school physics text or pilot licence manual will tell you that aerofoils generate lift because of the Venturi effect.
- It can decrease thrust, reduce lift, and increase drag.
- I find light lift under very thin clouds and drift quickly down wind in the 22 mph breeze.
- Such torques are proposed to be counteracted anteriorly by lift forces generated by the head and pectoral fins.
- This makes it more agile, particularly at supersonic speeds; reduces drag; and gives it an overall increase in lift.
- Under normal flying conditions, they do not increase the lift of the airplane or materially aid the maneuverability.
- Dimples on spinning golf balls reduce air resistance and increase lift by creating turbulence in the air flowing past the balls.
- Just how large is the inertial force required to oscillate a wing relative to the total lift that the wing must support?
- Ideally, you want to feel the airplane's lift as if you were feeling the traction of a car on ice through the steering wheel.
- The phenomenon increases the ratio of lift to drag for a wing.
- If an airplane wing provides lift (an airfoil), how does a plane fly upside down?
- To sustain an airplane in the air it is enough that the lift be equal to the weight, but for an airplane take off the lift must be bigger than weight.
- I worked some weak lift under a big cloud then raced for the smoke.
- Use only approach flaps, since they help provide lift, whereas landing flaps mainly produce drag.
- I didn't find any but the lightest lift and landed five miles short.
- Bolt lift is increased, but for this purpose speed of fire is not a priority.
- Gliding works by having a gliding airfoil design that generates lift forces, keeping the animal in the air longer.
- We can work weak lift under the clouds and hang out.
- The spoiler is a plate along the upper surface of an airplane wing, which functions to reduce the lift and increase its drag.
- They plummeted as I stayed high and came in over their next weak lift.
2(ride)can I give you a lift? — ¿quieres que te lleve?
- we got a lift as far as Cambridge — nos dieron una palomita hasta Cambridge
3British(elevator)ascensor masculineshe took the lift — subió/bajó en el ascensor
- before noun lift attendant — ascensorista
- lift shaft — hueco del ascensor
1(raise)(weight/box/lid) levantar(head/eyes) levantarshe lifted her veil — se levantó el velo
- shall I lift your suitcase down for you? — ¿quieres que te baje la maleta?
- I lifted the child into his chair — subí al niño a la silla
- to lift sb out of her/his depression/poverty — sacar a algn de la depresión/pobreza
- he lifted his game in the third set — mejoró el juego en el tercer set
- lift the lid off — quita / saca la tapa
- to have one's face lifted — hacerse un lifting — de la cara
4(take, remove)sacara sentence lifted out of context — una frase sacada de su contexto
5informal(plagiarize)copiarplagiarto lift sth ( from sth) — copiar / plagiar algo ( de algo)
1(rise)(curtain) levantarse(curtain) alzarse(drawbridge) levantarse(drawbridge) abrirsethe seat lifts (up) — el asiento se levanta
- to lift into the air — elevarse en el aire
2(clear)(mist) disiparse(headache) desaparecer(headache) irse(gloom) disiparse(gloom) desaparecerthe clouds have lifted — se han disipado las nubes
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