[ UK /lˈiːvɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈɫɛvɝ, ˈɫivɝ/ ]
  1. a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
  2. a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
  3. a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
  1. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
    The burglar jimmied the lock
    Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail
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How To Use lever In A Sentence

  • The currency fund can be leveraged up to five times the value of its underlying assets.
  • The demographic argument is a favorite of clever rejectionists.
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  • deucedly clever
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  • For convenience and safety, some skid-steer loader manufacturers mount switches on the steering control grips or levers to control these multifunctional tools.
  • On the far left, the lead hanger runs the belt by pushing a lever with his knee and hangs the first shackle.
  • Such signals can be located on a mast, bridge, or cantilever structure and in some rare cases in a dwarf signal.
  • I certainly don’t think that Iranian popular discontent should be disregarded, but we’ve been hearing these sorts of arguments about the restive Iranian population for years, and while I have no reason to believe that they aren’t true, Khamenei and his allies have consistently proven expert at deflecting calls for reform and preserving their regime, the main levers of which remain firmly in Khamenei’s hands. Wonk Room » For More Tehran-ology
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