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Difference between Give someone a lift and Give someone a rise

give someone a lift

1. offer a person a ride in a car:

  • Can you give me a lift to the station?

2. give smb. a helping hand:

  • I’m going to make some dried-apple fritters for dinner, and you must give me a lift.

3. promote smb. to a higher or more advanced position:

  • That show, though short-lived, gave her a lift into television.

4. raise smb.’s morale:

  • The event seemed to give him a lift and offered Joe a temporary reprieve from his troubles.

give someone a rise —(also: give someone a raise) increase a person’s wage or salary:

  • He threatened to resign if they did not give him a rise.