verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of lever
OTHER WORDS FROM leverre·lev·er, verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for lever
The 65cc and up bikes start to introduce manual clutches and require more rider skills to modulate the clutch lever and click through gears via the shifter.Your kid wants a dirt bike. Here’s what to buy them.|By Serena Bleeker/Dirt Rider|September 4, 2020|Popular Science
It’s gone from a “strategic lever for the future to a strategic lever for right now,” he says.How scary will a COVID-19 Halloween be for candy companies?|Beth Kowitt|August 29, 2020|Fortune
For Mead and Benedict, social theory was a tool for making sense of the world, but it could also be a lever against your own predicaments.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Charles King|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
In that case, even if we can directly manipulate some of them the way we can directly manipulate links, it’s much harder to know which levers to pull and the most direct way to try to impact the numbers we’re judged on, again, becomes brand.
It won’t be without its challenges, but it’s a policy lever we might pull.
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