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Definition of 'leverage'

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Arthur sat and watched quietly as he stood up, slowly, pushing his hands onto his knees for leverage. Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)That if people believed he had it, he could use the idea as leverage. Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)To Bardo and the other Ringists, it must have seemed impossible that he could gain enough leverage to break it. Zindell, David THE BROKEN GOD (2002)She controlled it, using her arms to ease herself up, using her locked legs for leverage. Stephanie Laurens ON A WILD NIGHT (2002)

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Translations for 'leverage'

British English: leverage NOUN
Leverage is the ability to influence situations or people so that you can control what happens.
His position as mayor gives him leverage to get things done.
British English: leverage VERB
To leverage a company or investment means to use borrowed money in order to buy it or pay for it.
He might feel that leveraging the company at this time would be a mistake.
  • American English: leverage
  • Brazilian Portuguese: alavancar
  • Chinese: 举债经营
  • European Spanish: optimizar
  • French: acquérir grâce à l'endettement
  • German: mit externer Finanzierung kaufen
  • Italian: rilevare
  • Japanese: 借入金を使う
  • Korean: 차입금으로 투기하게 하다
  • European Portuguese: alavancar
  • Spanish: optimizar

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