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uk   /ˈliːvərɪdʒd/  us   /ˈlevərɪdʒd/ FINANCE
used to describe a ​company or ​organization that ​owes a large ​amount of ​money in relation to its ​value: Like other theater ​chains, it will be a highly leveragedcompany, ​carrying about $550 million in ​debt.
used to describe an ​investment which has been ​bought with a large ​amount of ​borrowedmoney: leveraged deal/purchase/transaction They will have to ​reducecosts significantly to ​pay the borrowings to ​finance the ​highly leveraged ​deal.
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