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Noun: lever  le-vur [N. Amer], lee-vu(r) [Brit]
  1. A rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
     
  2. A simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
     
  3. A flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
    - lever tumbler
Verb: lever  le-vur [N. Amer], lee-vu(r) [Brit]
  1. To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
    "Raccoons managed to lever the lid off the garbage pail";
    - pry, prise [Brit, Cdn], prize [N. Amer], jimmy [N. Amer], jemmy [Brit]

Sounds like: lessons, lessever, le

Derived forms: levered, levers, levering

Type of: bar, machine, open, open up, simple machine, tumbler

Part of: lever lock

Encyclopedia: Lever, Vila Nova de Gaia