face-lift

face-lift
verb
perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
Syn: ↑lift
Derivationally related forms: ↑face lifting
Hypernyms: ↑operate on, ↑operate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ transitive verb
: to engage in or perform a face-lifting of

some manufacturers usually just face-lift their cars when bringing out new models

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/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 an attractive, more up-to-date appearance.
v.t.
3. to perform a face-lift upon.
4. to renovate or restyle in order to give a fresher, more modern appearance: Our old offices have been face-lifted with new furniture, rugs, and plants. Also, facelift.
[1920-25, Amer.]

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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 called for a face-lift to give the party a more attractive image (Manchester Guardian).

–v.t. Informal.
1. to change in appearance superficially, to make more attractive: »

To loosen consumer purse strings Chrysler spent $150 million to face-lift its cars (Time).

2. to tighten the skin of the face of, by an operation.
face´-lift´er, noun.

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(also facelift) n. a cosmetic surgical operation to remove unwanted wrinkles by tightening the skin of the face
figurative a procedure carried out to improve the appearance of something

the station has undergone a multimillion-dollar face-lift

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/ˈfeısˌlıft/ noun, pl -lifts [count]
1 : surgery to make a person's face look younger (such as by removing wrinkles)

She's planning to get a face-lift.

2 : changes made to something to make it more attractive or modern

The hotel was given a million-dollar face-lift.

The new landscaping has given the park a much-needed face-lift.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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