Definition of loft verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

loft

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//lɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lɔːft//
 
, NAmE//lɑːft//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they loft
BrE BrE//lɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lɔːft//
 
, NAmE//lɑːft//
 
he / she / it lofts
BrE BrE//lɒfts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lɔːfts//
 
, NAmE//lɑːfts//
 
past simple lofted
BrE BrE//ˈlɒftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːftɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˈlɑːftɪd//
 
past participle lofted
BrE BrE//ˈlɒftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːftɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˈlɑːftɪd//
 
-ing form lofting
BrE BrE//ˈlɒftɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːftɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈlɑːftɪŋ//
 
 
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loft something (sport) to hit, kick or throw a ball very high into the air Word Origin late Old English, from Old Norse lopt ‘air, sky, upper room’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch lucht and German Luft.
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