Definition of 'lever'
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Alec tried to reach the brake lever, barging into one of the council men. THE THIRD CLASS GENIE (2003)Something she could use as a lever against him; something he would really care about. SANDS OF TIME (2003)
The monkey learns to administer himself a dose of whatever it is he wants by pulling the right lever. BLACK EAGLES (2003)
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Translations for 'lever'
British English: lever /ˈliːvə/ NOUN
A lever is a handle or bar that you pull or push to operate a piece of machinery.
Pull the gear lever.
- American English: lever
- Arabic: عَتَلَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: alavanca
- Chinese: 杠杆
- Croatian: poluga
- Czech: páka
- Danish: stang
- Dutch: hefboom
- European Spanish: palanca
- Finnish: vipu
- French: levier
- German: Hebel
- Greek: μοχλός
- Italian: leva
- Japanese: レバー 操作ハンドル
- Korean: 조종간
- Norwegian: spak
- Polish: dźwignia
- European Portuguese: alavanca
- Romanian: manetă
- Russian: рычаг
- Spanish: palanca
- Swedish: spak
- Thai: คันโยก
- Turkish: kol
- Ukrainian: важіль
- Vietnamese: đòn bẩy
British English: lever VERB
If you lever something in a particular direction, you move it there, especially by using a lot of effort.
Neighbours eventually levered open the door with a crowbar.
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