raise someone or something up

raise someone or something up
to lift someone or something up. •

The aides raised the patient up while the nurse spread clean linen beneath him.

Jane raised up the lid.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • raise hopes — raise (someone’s) hopes/expectations/ phrase to make someone hope or expect that something will be very good or successful It would be unfair to raise your hopes at this early stage. Thesaurus: to make someone more hopeful and optimisticsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise expectations — raise (someone’s) hopes/expectations/ phrase to make someone hope or expect that something will be very good or successful It would be unfair to raise your hopes at this early stage. Thesaurus: to make someone more hopeful and optimisticsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise — raise1 W1S2 [reız] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move higher)¦ 2¦(increase)¦ 3¦(collect money)¦ 4¦(improve)¦ 5¦(start a subject)¦ 6¦(cause a reaction)¦ 7¦(move eyes or face)¦ 8¦(move upright)¦ 9¦(children)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • raise — [[t]reɪz[/t]] v. raised, rais•ing, n. 1) to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one s hand[/ex] 2) to set upright 3) to cause to rise or stand up; rouse 4) to increase the height or vertical measurement of 5) to increase in… …   From formal English to slang

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