In both cases someone took you to your destination in their car. A lift is simply slang for a ride.
lift verb ( RAISE )
- lift I can't lift my arm past this point without pain.
- raise Raise your hand if you have a question, please.
- elevate Put pressure on the wound and keep the injured limb elevated.
- pick up If the baby cries, pick him up and cuddle him.
- scoop up She scooped up the crying toddler and carried him off to his cot.
- "Can you lift this case ?" "It depends on how heavy it is."
- When I lifted the log , there were lots of beetles skittering about under it.
- He lifts weights after work to let off steam .
- I could hardly lift my head off the pillow this morning I was so tired .
- Can you lift your arm at all, or is it too painful ?
- hike something up
- prick (something) up
- put something up
lift verb ( TAKE HOLD )
- They lifted him off the bed .
- Can you lift the box onto the table ?
- We lifted the vases down from the cupboard .
- He lifted his leg painfully off the stool .
- She lifted the cups carefully out of their boxes .
lift verb ( MAKE LOUD )
- add fuel to the fire idiom
- ratchet something up/down
lift verb ( MAKE INTERESTING )
- add salt to something idiom
- levelling up
- liven (something) up
- make a difference idiom
lift verb ( MAKE HAPPY )
Lift verb ( go away ).
- Scotch mist
- steam (something) up
- vapour trail
lift verb ( END )
- all good things (must) come to an end idiom
- and have done with it idiom
- be over the hump idiom
- jack something in
- kill something stone-dead idiom
- stamp on something
- stamp something out
lift noun ( CARRYING DEVICE )
- The lift isn't working .
- We got stuck in the lift.
- Take the lift to the top floor .
- We went up in the lift.
- He is scared to go in lifts.
- dumb waiter
- fire escape
- rope ladder
lift noun ( RAISE )
Lift noun ( journey ).
- take I have to take my mother to the doctor today.
- go with I offered to go with him to the police station.
- come with Can you come to the hospital with me?
- accompany Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- drive My husband usually drives the kids to school.
- give someone a lift Can you give me a lift into town?