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    Dickinson lifted its mandatory evacuation

    We used to say "lift a restriction/an embargo/sanctions", yet I don't understand "lift its evacuation"... What does "lift" mean here?

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    UPDATE 9:30 A.M. THURSDAY - Dickinson lifted its mandatory evacuation for residents. Some services may be limited or delayed. A dusk-til-dawn curfew is in effect until further notice.

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    Re: Dickinson lifted its mandatory evacuation

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    The reader is supposed to supply the word "order" ------"mandatory evacuation order". This is not uncommon in such circumstances.
    Sorry I failed to understand what you are saying.

    Would you like to rewrite "Dickinson lifted its mandatory evacuation for residents" with other possible words, so that I may be able to understand it?

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    Re: Dickinson lifted its mandatory evacuation

    The city of Dickinson has removed the mandatory evacuation order it had imposed earlier.

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    Re: Dickinson lifted its mandatory evacuation

    GoodTaste,

    Please correct the information on your profile page!

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    Re: Dickinson lifted its mandatory evacuation

    Do you know what "lift a restriction" means? You may have heard it but not know what it means.

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