lever

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈliːvər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlɛvɚ, ˈlivɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(levər, lēvər)


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lever

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. lever a [pallet, load, rock, coffin]
  2. lever the [lid, top, door] off
  3. lever the [door, jar, box, safe] open
  4. [he, the burglar, the thief] levered the [door] (open)
  5. [tried, attempted, started] to lever the door open
  6. [couldn't, struggled to] lever the [door, window] open
  7. levered [carefully, forcefully, mightily]
  8. lever [investments, funding]
  9. levered herself up against the [pillows, wall]
  10. levered himself into position
  11. levered herself (out) onto the [ledge, branch]
n
  1. the [machine, locking, clutch, brake] lever
  2. a dual- [control, speed, operating] lever
  3. [crank, pull, release, lower] the lever
  4. use the lever to [open, close, secure, lock]
  5. use a lever to [lift, raise, hoist]
  6. could be used as a lever in [bargaining, negotiations, peace talks]
  7. serves as a [bargaining] lever
  8. is a lever for [bargaining]
n as adj
  1. the lever [arm, handle, bar]
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