lift

01. Can you help me [lift] this big box into the truck?
02. Do you want a [lift] downtown? I'm heading that way myself.
03. She [lifted] her coffee to her lips, and slowly blew on it.
04. I [lifted] my son onto my shoulders, so he could see over the crowd.
05. She [lifted] her leg over the fence, but then caught her dress on a wire.
06. She [lifted] her eyes from the book she was reading, and stared out the window.
07. The U.N. has finally [lifted] its sanctions against the country in recognition of its attempts to improve its human rights record.
08. There is a Korean proverb which holds that even a sheet of paper is lighter when two people [lift] it.
09. Miss Piggy once observed that you should never eat anything that you can't [lift].
10. An elephant can use its trunk to [lift] objects as heavy as 275 kilograms or as small as a coin.
11. A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is [lifted] off the ground; it needs its tail for pushing off.
12. In 1981, a tornado [lifted] a baby from its carriage in the Italian city of Ancona. The baby was carried over 45 feet into the air, and set down safely 100 yards away without waking.
13. An ant can [lift] 50 times its own weight.
14. Since becoming independent, the government of Uzbekistan has [lifted] most of the restrictions against religious practices that had been imposed by the communists .
15. Hitching a [lift] with one of the huge trucks that transport goods throughout the African nation of Chad is a great way to get around the country.
16. Immigration restrictions on Asians were only [lifted] in Canada in 1967.
17. In 2001, Taiwan [lifted] its ban on trade and investment with China.

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