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Definition of 'lever'

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Example sentences containing 'lever'

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Alec tried to reach the brake lever, barging into one of the council men. Leeson, Robert THE THIRD CLASS GENIE (2003)Something she could use as a lever against him; something he would really care about. Barbara Erskine SANDS OF TIME (2003)The monkey learns to administer himself a dose of whatever it is he wants by pulling the right lever. Collins, Larry BLACK EAGLES (2003)

Synonyms of 'lever'

handle, bar, crowbar, jemmy

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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.
  • American English: lever
  • Brazilian Portuguese: alavancar
  • Chinese: 撬动
  • European Spanish: apalancar
  • French: déplacer avec un levier
  • German: stemmen
  • Italian: spostare facendo leva
  • Japanese: 力を入れて動かす
  • Korean: 힘들여 움직이다
  • European Portuguese: alavancar
  • Spanish: apalancar

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