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levers, plural;
  1. Lift or move with a lever
    • - she levered the lid off the pot with a screwdriver
  2. Move (someone or something) with a concerted physical effort
    • - she levered herself up against the pillows
  3. Use a lever
    • - the men got hold of the coffin and levered at it with crowbars
  4. Pressurize (someone) to do something
    • - another sticking point is the money that will be required to lever the unions into accepting a deal
  1. A rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to help move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other

  2. A projecting arm or handle that is moved to operate a mechanism
    • - she pulled a lever at the base of the cage
  3. A means of exerting pressure on someone to act in a particular way
    • - rich countries increasingly use foreign aid as a lever to promote political pluralism

  1. a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
  2. pry: 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"
  3. a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
  4. a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
  5. In physics, a lever (from French lever, "to raise", c.f. a levant) is a rigid object that is used with an appropriate fulcrum or point to multiply the mechanical force (effort) that can be applied to another object (load). ...
  6. Tourist Group, now with a trading name of Southern Coach Hire, is the name covering a group of southern (English) bus and coach operators. All of the operators are subsidiaries of Wilts & Dorset, which is itself part of the much larger Go-Ahead Group.
  7. Lever is a surname. People with that name include: *Johnny Lever, a Bollywood actor *William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, English industrialist and Member of Parliament; the primary founder of Lever Brothers. ...
  8. Lever is a Portuguese town and a parish in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia. It has a population of 3,033 (2001) and an area of 6.88 km².
  9. A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; — used for transmitting and modifying force and motion. ...
  10. (levered) Equipped with a lever or levers
  11. (Levering) useful term describing a score of 1 under double par. Sounds much nicer than a 9 on a par 5. Gimme a Levering on that one!
  12. (Levers) Key moves the levers as it turns inside the lock. The more levers the more complex the lock. Levers are housed in the lock body.
  13. (levers) bars used for prying.
  14. Has the same function as a knob, except is longer and thinner. To open a door, levers are pushed down. Beside the decorative uses of a lever, they are also used in applications where someone is handicapped and cannot grasp a knob very well.
  15. n. A hangboard exercise involving a person hanging by both arms and 'levering' their body into a completely horizontal position. This requires very strong abdominal muscles.
  16. A straight rod or board that pivots on a point known as a fulcrum. The fulcrum can be moved depending on the weight of the object to be lifted or the force you wish to exert. Pushing down on one end of a lever results in the upward motion of the opposite end of the fulcrum. ...
  17. A bar used to increase the force being brought to bear in order to move an object.
  18. A simple machine consisting of a rigid bar (a bone) that rotates about a pivot and is used to transmit a force.
  19. A rigid bar used to apply pressure at one point along it's length by applying a force (effort) at a second point and turning about a third point or fulcrum. There are 3 classes of levers, called 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order. ...
  20. A simple machine made of a solid bar or plank and a fixed point, called a fulcrum.
  21. A manual espresso maker that require the user to create the shot by pulling on the machine at the appropriate spot and time. The barista uses the lever to force down a piston, creating the necessary pressure to complete the shot. ...
  22. A simple machine comprising an arm and a pivot. Can be found on the handlebars (clutch lever, brake lever).
  23. lever handles are the type most often found on a contemporary clawfoot tub faucet, usually bearing the words hot, cold, or shower. A single lever made from porcelain and/or metal is rotated, versus the turning of a crosspoint handle.
  24. Lever espresso machines are manual brewing devices that use a lever to push down a piston, which provides the proper pressure needed to brew espresso. These machines use a “lever” and piston instead of a pump to produce that pressure. You control the lever, thus you are the “pump”. ...
  25. A handle type operating device for quarter-turn valves.