very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;
the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards
pretense that your position is stronger than it really is;
a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
bet more than the previous player
bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;
increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
put an end t
the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"