to cause (a spaceship) to lift off a planet; (of a spaceship) to lift off a planet
They raised their vessel and cruised about, looking for cities, for intelligent beings, and finding nothing but slimy life, settled again.
Attention! Man all space details; first section. Raise ship in twelve minutes. Close bulkhead doors.
They stared at the original entry for ‘raise ship’—but most especially at the year entry in the date column—‘1971.’
‘Stand by to raise!’ the pilot called out, then looked down to check his passengers.
Shake a leg and get out of here. We raise ship at once.
If you mess it up, I'll leave you dirtside and raise without you. Let me see you walk again.
If the traitor managed to turn in an alarm, chances were that the Falcon would never raise ship again.
Figure fifteen deaths—maybe ten—and the city slickers raise ship and go looking for an easier job.
Clare Winger Harris and Miles Breuer, "Baby on Neptune," in Amazing Stories
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