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lever

 
Noun lever has 3 senses
  1. lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
    --1 is a kind of
    bar
    --1 has part: fulcrum
    --1 has particulars:
     compound lever; crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar; gun trigger, trigger; hand throttle; key; peavey, peavy, cant dog; pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever; pinch bar; ripping bar; rocker arm, valve rocker; spark lever; stick, control stick, joystick; tappet; tiller; tire iron, tire tool
    Derived form: verb lever1
  2. lever - a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
    --2 is a kind of
    machine, simple machine
    Derived form: verb lever1
  3. lever, lever tumbler - a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
    --3 is a kind of tumbler
    --3 is a part of lever lock
Verb lever has 1 sense
  1. pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy - to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
    --1 is one way to open, open up
    Derived forms: noun lever2, noun lever1, noun leverage1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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