Dead-lift definition

A lift in weightlifting in which the weight is lifted from the floor to the level of the hips and then lowered by controlled effort to the floor.
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A direct lifting without any mechanical assistance, as of a dead weight.
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(archaic) A difficult task requiring all one's power.
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(weight lifting) A type of exercise in which a person lifts a barbell off the floor, stands up straight, and holds the weight hanging downward at arm's length.
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