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leverage

verb [T]     /ˈliː.vər.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˈlev.ɚ.ɪdʒ/ specialized
to use borrowed money to buy a companyBorrowing, lending and debtMergers and takeovers leveraged     /-ɪdʒd/ adjective The company is highly leveraged and struggling with interest payments.Borrowing, lending and debt
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