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Lift light beams that can be picked up (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

raise

Here is my best explanation:

'lift' is the definition.

(raising is a kind of lifting)

'light beams that can be picked up' is the subsidiary indication.

'light beams' becomes 'rays' (I've seen this before).

'that can be picked up' shows a homophone (sound like).

'rays' is a homophone of 'raise'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for raise that I've seen before include "collect", "Lift, elevate", ". . . put up", "wage increase", "Erect; grow", "uplift", "better?", "Amplify", "Hoist" and "contact".)

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