Definition of lever verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lever

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈliːvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lever
BrE BrE//ˈliːvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevər//
 
he / she / it levers
BrE BrE//ˈliːvəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevərz//
 
past simple levered
BrE BrE//ˈliːvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevərd//
 
past participle levered
BrE BrE//ˈliːvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevərd//
 
-ing form levering
BrE BrE//ˈliːvərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevərɪŋ//
 
 
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to move something with a lever synonym prise lever something + adv./prep. I levered the lid off the pot with a knife. The intruders had levered off the bolts. lever something + adj. They managed to lever the door open. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French levier, leveor, from lever ‘to lift’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lever

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