Translation of "lever" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈliː·vər/ us /ˈlev·ər, ˈli·vər/

a handle that you push or pull to make a machine work


a long bar or tool that you use to lift or move something by pressing one end

verb uk /ˈliː·vər/ us /ˈlev·ər, ˈli·vər/

to move something using a lever

She levered up the drain cover.

(Translation of “lever” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈliːvə, (American) ˈlevər/

a bar of wood, metal etc used to lift heavy weights

A crowbar is a kind of lever
You must use a coin as a lever to get the lid of that tin off.

a bar or handle for operating a machine etc

This is the lever that switches on the power.
leverage /-ridʒ/ noun

power that can be used to influence someone’s actions or decisions

The public has some leverage with their representatives in the Senate.

the power gained by the use of a lever

This tool gives better leverage.

acción de palanca
This tool gives better leverage.

(Translation of “lever” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)