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Definition of the verb lift off

What does lift off mean as a doing phrase?


  1. depart from the ground
    • example: The airplane is sure to lift off
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]I lifted the books
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Location, locative adverb]I dropped the books here
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]I lifted the books onto the table

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): drop, elevate, hoist, lift, lower, raise.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of lift off: take off
    • more generic terms: depart / part / set forth / set off / set out / start / start out / take off = leave


  1. "Lift Off" is a song by Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles. It was written by Kanye West, Shawn Carter, Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean, Bruno Mars and Seal Samuel, while production was handled by West, Bhasker, Mike Dean, Q-Tip, and Don Jazzy for Jay-Z's and West's collaboration album, Watch the Throne. The song was rumored to be released as the lead single from the album containing additional vocals by Bruno Mars. However, Mars never appeared on the song and it was sent to urban contemporary radio on August 23, 2011.
  2. "Lift Off" is a musical single of LA Riots.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Lift Off" a.k.a. "Lift Off!" is a musical single of Project Euro Mir & W & W.
    • released on
  4. "Lift Off" a.k.a. "Lift-Off" is a musical single of Cave In.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  5. "Lift Off" is a musical album of Basic Physics.
  6. "Lift Off" is an album that was nominated the award for Dance Recording of the Year on 2007 Juno Awards.
  7. "Lift Off" a.k.a. "Lift Off!" is a musical album of The Flying Skulls.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  8. "Lift Off" is a musical single of Jay-Z & Kanye West.
    • released on


"Lift Off" is a book by Hazel Townson & J. Hall Stephens.

  • also known as "Lift Off (Reluctant Readers)", "Lift-off"
  • genres: Children's literature, Fiction, Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1989


"Lift Off" is a 2012 short animation comedy film written and directed by Sandra Welte.


"Lift Off" is a public artwork by American artist David Black, located at the CityVista Condominium at the intersection of 5th St NW & K St NW in Washington, D.C., United States. Lift Off was created through DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

  • completed in (6 years ago)


  1. Lift Off a.k.a. Lift-off process in microstructuring technology is a method of creating structures of a target material on the surface of a substrate using a sacrificial material. It is an additive technique as opposed to more traditional subtracting technique like etching. The scale of the structures can vary from the nanoscale up to the centimeter scale or further, but are typically of micrometric dimensions.
  2. Lift Off was an Australian educational television series that was broadcast on ABC Television from 1992 until the series ended in 1995. Each episode featured a live action storyline about a group of young children, and the problems they encountered with growing up, their parents, and various other social issues. Episodes would also feature segments of short animation, puppetry and documentary segments, as well as various songs, stories, and word games. Aimed at 3 to 8 year olds based on the ideas of Harvard University development psychologist Howard Gardner. The series was linked with the school curricula through the Curriculum Corporation of Australia. The different episodes used stories and locations to explore subjects such as jealousy, loneliness and anger. The puppet characters were designed by illustrator Terry Denton and were constructed by the sculptor Ron Mueck.
  3. Lift Off a.k.a. Lift Off! is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lift Off

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1990)

Volume 5 - Debuggers and Debugging Techniques to Electron Beam Lithography by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Lift Off Normal etching techniques leave the etched layer on the substrate in the areas protected by the resist. Lift off is an inverse technique in which the layer to be patterned is deposited onto the substrate (usually by evaporation) after the ...

Google previewAeronautical Dictionary (2004)

With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter

Lift Off ...

Google previewA Cyclopaedic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language (1892)

Spoken in British Central Africa by David Clement Ruffelle Scott

Liula mtanda tea nsima wa pamwa- mba, to lift off the top lump of mima porridge. Ku-liula mwala, to lift off the stone. Liula diwa la madote, lift up the clay-fall of the trap. Liula chipaka, leu sunza leu kazilca pena, lift off the stand, to carry it and ...

Google previewMarine Affairs Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West

LIFT ON, LIFT OFF (LOLO): One of two common forms of carrying containers onboard a vessel. Lift On, Lift Off refers to the loading and unloading of a container ship usually using a gantry crane. (See also Roll On, Roll Off) LIGHT CRUDE: A ...

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So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited and very anxious and worried about that explosion - because if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch, there's not very much you can do. (Sally Ride)
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