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Lift

An increase in securities prices, as shown by some economic indicator.

Lift

1. An increase in price.

2. An increase in the measure of some economic indicator.

3. See: Uptick.
References in classic literature ?
Now lift me on my bed, for I can no longer support myself.
This amazing swimmer really needed the lift I gave him by seizing his leg.
Suddenly a bell thrills; the engineers run to the turbine-valves and stand by; but the spectacled slave of the Ray in the U-tube never lifts his head.
In the three months of the summer it only freezes every other day and every night, and then the snow begins to weep off on the southerly slopes, and a few ground-willows put out their woolly buds, a tiny stonecrop or so makes believe to blossom, beaches of fine gravel and rounded stones run down to the open sea, and polished boulders and streaked rocks lift up above the granulated snow.
He calculated the time it would take his son to be carried up in the lift to the fifth floor, to ring the bell, and be admitted to the hall, and then ushered into the drawing-room.
Mahomet stands there and lifts them out by the hair.
The soles of these clogs are not what they seem to be, for each one is a sweet little box; and by twisting the second nail from the toe, the upper of the shoe and part of the sole lifts up like a lid, and in the spaces within are fourscore and ten bright golden pounds in each shoe, all wrapped in hair, to keep them from clinking and so telling tales of themselves.
Precisely at that moment, owing, perhaps, to her vicissitudes of feeling, all sense of love left her, as in a moment a mist lifts from the earth.
They had come to the chamber at the entrances to the lifts before they met with opposition.
What chance have I against a man that lifts nine hundred pounds?
The building was American in its sky-scraping altitude, and American also in the oiled elaboration of its machinery of telephones and lifts.
For one dangerous moment she did not care, and almost yielded to the spell; but as the rush of water pressed him against the bank, she recovered herself, and managed to lift him beyond its reach.