based on: heben
spoken past: hat aufgehoben
written past (preterite): hob auf
1. to lift up small not too heavy, inanimate objects that are laying on the floor
2. to keep (limited to stuff like books, stones, stamps, pictures, photos, CDs)
3. to cancel (German has several options for to cancel and this one is mostly used for lifting government restrictions or similar things.)
"aufheben" means "to pick up". But it has a second really useful meaning. And a third meaning. This word is definitely a keeper (hint, hint).
no examples for this word (yet)