Origin of lever
OTHER WORDS FROM leverre·lev·er, verb (used with object)
Other definitions for lever (2 of 2)
How to use lever in a sentence
They wonder why Democrats would clip their own wings while they control all the levers in Richmond — in an election year with the House and governorship up for grabs.As Virginia Democrats rein themselves in with bill limits, some legislators see lost opportunities|Laura Vozzella|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Sometimes, you’ll have to use your eagle to slide a target in place or to set a weight down on a lever.‘The Pathless’: Less than the sum of its parts|Christopher Byrd|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Another special feature of this toaster is the “lift and look” lever, which allows you to check your toast without stopping the heating process.These pieces of kitchen gear make excellent gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 6, 2020|Popular-Science
It’s got a motion sensor that allows you to turn on the faucet without touching the lever and can connect to your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, meaning you can control the flow of water with your voice.These pieces of kitchen gear make excellent gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 6, 2020|Popular-Science
It has all the slicing and shredding capabilities one might expect from a food processor in this class, but it also features a unique thickness adjustment lever above the control panel that allows for granular control of the size of your cuts.Powerful food processors for dicing, slicing, and kneading|PopSci Commerce Team|October 2, 2020|Popular-Science
And The Prize Is Death, a cartoon by Albert Levering, attacks an epidemic of reckless driving.The Magazine That Made—and Unmade—Politicians|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. faces structural headwinds to growth, undermining job creation and the safe de-levering of overstretched balance sheets.Will We Double-Dip?||August 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Lunches and sororities were all I heard her mention, until Tom Levering came on deck; now he is the leading subject.
Polly Ammon gave Tom Levering a quick touch and wickedly winked at him.
Using the two-by-four as a fulcrum, he began levering the door upward and outward.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
The Bushman is levering up the root of elephant's foot to get the starchy food inside.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
Instruments for levering fractured bones into position are described in several places.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne