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English definition of “lever”

lever

noun [C] (BAR/HANDLE)    /ˈliː.vər/ US  /ˈlev.ɚ/
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 objectMachine parts lever     verb [T usually + adv/prep] She levered up the drain cover.Raising and lowering
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