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leverage

noun [U] uk   /ˈliː.vər.ɪdʒ/ us    /ˈlev.ɚ.ɪdʒ/

leverage noun [U] (ACTION)

the action or advantage of using a lever

leverage noun [U] (POWER)

power to influence people and get the results you want: If the United Nations had more troops in the area, it would have greater leverage.

leverage noun [U] (VALUE)

specialized finance & economics the relationship between the amount of money that a company owes to banks and the value of the company
Synonym

leverage

verb [T] uk   /ˈliː.vər.ɪdʒ/ us    /ˈlev.ɚ.ɪdʒ/ specialized
to use borrowed money to buy a company
leveraged
adjective uk   /-ɪdʒd/ us  
The company is highly leveraged and struggling with interest payments.
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