verb (used with or without object)
Origin of lever
Examples from the Web for levering
Yours,' he said, mechanically, and held out the handkerchief to Miss Levering.
Miss Levering glances at the clock as she rises to go upstairs.
"Immensely considerate of you to come," puffed Sir Tobias, levering himself out of his chair in order that he might shake hands.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
My dear (to Miss Levering), have your things been sent down?
Miss Levering asked, turning her slim neck in that deliberate way of hers to look about the room.
British Dictionary definitions for levering
Word Origin for lever
Word Origin and History for levering
c.1300, from Old French levier (Modern French leveur) "a lifter, a lever," agent noun from lever "to raise," from Latin levare "to raise," from levis "light" in weight, from PIE root *legwh- "light, having little weight; easy, agile, nimble" (cf. Sanskrit laghuh "quick, small;" Greek elakhys "small," elaphros "light;" Old Church Slavonic liguku, Lithuanian lengvas "light;" Old Irish laigiu "smaller, worse;" Gothic leihts, Old English leoht "light" (adj.)). As a verb, 1856, from the noun.