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    Unhappy Uplift = Collect, draw?

    My Colleague who is a Chinese and study in Canada for few years.

    One day he texted me, saying ' We plan to stop all the products uplifting at system at 2pm.

    I was confused. He later said the word uplift means to collect things.

    After google it, I found out people use uplift as collect in Scotland/New Zealand.

    So my question is, is it very widely known by people that Uplift means collect , pick up or to draw things out from a spot?

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    Re: Uplift = Collect, draw?

    I have never come across this usage. (British English speaker)

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    Re: Uplift = Collect, draw?

    We plan to stop all the products uplifting at system at 2pm.
    This does not make sense to me even if "uplift" means to collect things. To stop product collection at system?
    I understand "uplift" is used with abstract things e.g. spirit, moral, morale, etc.
    Last edited by tedmc; 13-Oct-2017 at 08:44.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Uplift = Collect, draw?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I have never come across this usage. (British English speaker)

    scottish english the act of collecting goods or people from oneplace, in order to take them to another:
    Alloa Community Enterprises provide a free uplift service for furniture and householdappliances.

    Source: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/zht/...8%AA%9E/uplift


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    Re: Uplift = Collect, draw?

    I advise students not to use 'uplift' like that. Just be aware of its meaning if you encounter it in the countries specified.

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    Re: Uplift = Collect, draw?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cody0001 View Post
    scottish english the act of collecting goods or people from oneplace, in order to take them to another:
    Alloa Community Enterprises provide a free uplift service for furniture and householdappliances.

    Source: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/zht/...8%AA%9E/uplift

    That may be fine in Scottish English, but I have never come across it in English English.

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    Re: Uplift = Collect, draw?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cody0001 View Post
    My colleague who is a Chinese and study studied/has been studying in Canada for few years.

    One day he texted me, saying 'We plan to stop all the products uplifting at system at 2pm.'

    I was confused. He later said the word "uplift" means to collect things.

    After By google Googling it, I found out people use "uplift" as to mean "collect" in Scotland/New Zealand.

    So my question is, is it very widely known by people that "uplift" means "collect", "pick up" or "to draw things out from a spot"?
    Please note my corrections above. It's important to mark out the words you are querying in some way. You can put them in quotation marks as I have done above, or you can put them in bold or italics.

    The word "uplift" is used in some technical situations to mean "collect". Where I work, if we want a faulty/damaged product collected by the company that delivered it, we have to ask for an "uplift code" - the person who collects the item asks for the code so that they know we have been given permission by the company to return the item. I'd never heard it used that way until I was in my current job.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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