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lever

noun [C] (ADVANTAGE)    /ˈliː.vər/ US  /ˈlev.ɚ/
something you use, often unfairly, to try to persuade someone to do what you wantPower to controlAdvantage and disadvantage lever     verb [T usually + adv/prep] She levered up the drain cover.Raising and lowering
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