What is the meaning of this sentence?

“Exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight”.

I was looking for the meaning of the word lift. They mentioned this sentences implies for the meaning lift. I don’t quite get the sentence meaning.

  • This is not a sentence. Did you find it in a dictionary? If you did, it's a definition, not a sentence. Commented Jan 21, 2022 at 21:33
  • I found it on google
    – Blessie
    Commented Jan 22, 2022 at 7:43
  • If you're looking for what a word means, use a dictionary, online or printed. Commented Jan 24, 2022 at 17:14

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The sentence:

Exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight

is being offered as a definition of "lift", or more exactly of "lifting". The sentence says that when one lifts something, one exerts energy against the force caused by weight.

I think it is a slightly awkward definition, myself. I would offer an alternate something like:

to lift an object is to raise that object to a higher level, using effort to overcome the force of gravity.

But that is a minor point. The sentence attempts to describe, in a rather general way, what it is that a person does when lifting some object.

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