dead lift
noun Date: 1963 a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is lifted from the floor to hip level • deadlift transitive verb

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  • Dead lift — Lift Lift, n. 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. [1913 Webster] 2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a vehicle, given by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dead lift — n. 1. a direct lifting without any mechanical assistance, as of a dead weight 2. Archaic a difficult task requiring all one s power 3. Weight Lifting a type of exercise in which a person lifts a barbell off the floor, stands up straight, and… …   English World dictionary

  • dead-lift — verb see dead lift II * * * deadˈ lift or deadˈ pull noun 1. A lift or pull made without help or leverage, etc 2. Hence an effort under discouraging conditions • • • Main Entry: ↑dead * * * dead lift «DEHD LIHFT», transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead lift — I. noun 1. archaic : a situation taxing one s utmost effort or power usually used with at 2. : a direct lift without mechanical assistance II. noun : a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is lifted from the floor to hip level ; …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead lift — /ˈdɛd lɪft/ (say ded lift) noun Weightlifting a lift in which the barbell is raised from the floor to a position where the competitor is standing upright with straight arms, the barbell held across the thighs. Also, deadlift …   Australian English dictionary

  • dead lift — n. direct lifting without mechanical help; lift in weight lifting when the weight is lifted from the floor to level of the hip (Sports) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dead lift — noun Weightlifting a lift made from a standing position, without the use of a bench …   English new terms dictionary

  • dead lift — 1. a direct lifting without any mechanical assistance. 2. a situation that requires all one s strength or ingenuity. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lift — Lift, n. 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. [1913 Webster] 2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a vehicle, given by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lift bridge — Lift Lift, n. 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. [1913 Webster] 2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a vehicle, given by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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