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Definition of lever verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈlivər//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lever
    he / she / it levers
    past simple levered
    -ing form levering
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  1. 1to move something with a lever synonym prize
  2. 2 lever something + adv./prep. I levered the lid off the can of paint with a knife. lever something + adj. They managed to lever the door open.
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