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lever

noun [C] uk   /ˈliː.vər/  us   /ˈlev.ɚ/

lever noun [C] (BAR/HANDLE)

a bar or handle that moves around a fixed point, so that one end of it can be pushed or pulled in order to control the operation of a machine or move a heavy or stiff object

lever noun [C] (ADVANTAGE)

something you use, often unfairly, to try to persuade someone to do what you want
lever
verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   us  
She levered up the drain cover.
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