face-lift face-lift v. t. to perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face.

Syn: lift. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • face´-lift´er — face lift «FAYS LIHFT», noun, verb. –n. 1. an operation to tighten the skin of the face to remove wrinkles, fat deposits, and otherwise change the features. 2. Informal. a superficial change to improve appearance or modernize: »The Right has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • face-lift — ☆ face lift [fās′lift΄ ] n. 1. plastic surgery for removing wrinkles, sagging flesh, etc. from the face 2. an altering, repairing, cleaning, etc., as of the exterior of a building: Also face lift vt. to perform a face lift on (a person, building …   English World dictionary

  • face-lift — face′ lift or face′lift n. 1) srg plastic surgery on the face to eliminate sagging and wrinkles 2) cvb a renovation or restyling 3) srg to perform a face lift upon • Etymology: 1920–25, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • face lift — n. 1. an operation to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from a person s face. Syn: face lifting, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a renovation that improves the outward appearance, as of a building. Syn: face lifting. [WordNet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • face-lift — [n] beautification; cosmetic surgery new look, nose job, plastic surgery, renovation, repair, restoration, revival, rhytidectomy; concept 162 …   New thesaurus

  • face-lift — verb perform cosmetic surgery on someone s face • Syn: ↑lift • Derivationally related forms: ↑face lifting • Hypernyms: ↑operate on, ↑operate • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • face lift — noun 1. plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised some actresses have more than one face lift • Syn: ↑facelift, ↑lift,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • face-lift — /fays lift /, n. 1. Also, face lifting, facelifting. plastic surgery on the face for elevating sagging tissues and eliminating wrinkles and other signs of age; rhytidectomy. 2. a renovation or restyling, as of a room or building, intended to give …   Universalium

  • face lift — /ˈfeɪs lɪft/ (say fays lift) noun 1. a session or course of plastic surgery on the face for the elimination of wrinkles, etc. 2. any improvement in appearance: to give an ancient building a face lift. Also, facelift. {US (1910s) –facelifting,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • face lift — {n. phr.} 1. A surgical procedure designed to make one s face look younger. * /Aunt Jane, who is in her seventies, had an expensive face lift and now she looks as if she were 40./ 2. A renovation, a refurbishing. * /Our house needs a major face… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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