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lift up

Meaning: to move something to a higher position

Synonym: raise

For example:

  • lift sth up Can you help me with the sofa? I have to put it in the back of the truck, but I can't lift it up by myself.

  • lift up sth Historians still aren't sure how the ancient Egyptians lifted up those huge stone blocks they used to build the pyramids.

Quick Quiz:

When we were moving to the new apartment, we needed two strong men to lift up
  1. our toaster
  2. our refrigerator
  3. our apartment building

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