verb (used with or without object)
Origin of lever
Related formsre·lev·er, verb (used with object)
Definition for lever (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for lever
That is, TFA is neither a lever for dramatically improving or ruining U.S. public education.
A campaign button on his lapel showed him in a smile and a suit, and advertised his name and lever.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Walker is betting that when the time comes to vote, Republicans will pull the lever for a person who gets things done.Scott Walker Is the Perfect Republican Candidate for 2016 (on Paper)|David Freedlander|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The British were bombed, but we are fighting on some islands belonging to the Lever Company, a British concern making soap.
People who play slot machines are excited because they never know when pulling the lever will result in a jackpot.Porn Boycott: Pastor Jay Dennis Wants You to Join 1 Million Men|Winston Ross|July 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The lever escapement is the only one known to have been used, but two varieties of this are found (see fig. 11).The Auburndale Watch Company|Edwin A. Battison
As he clung to the lever he watched the first truck come to grief in an instant.The Hero of Panama|F. S. Brereton
It is plain that a gear, like a lever, may change direction as well as increase or decrease power.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
He has seen so much done by energy and money that he probably thought the one as legitimate a lever into Parliament as the other.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874|Charles L. Graves
McClintock, on one knee, was working the lever of his rifle like a saw.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm