verb (used with or without object)
Origin of lever
Related Words for leveringwrest, pull, extract, boost, lift, promote, establish, rear, hoist, shove, jimmy, divide, move, twist, elevate, elicit, uplift, heave, raise, tilt
Examples from the Web for levering
Historical Examples of levering
Levering himself rapidly up, he got a leg through and then his body.The Affair of the Brains
Other eyes turned that way as the servant announced 'Miss Levering.'
But you really mean it—that nobody has introduced you to Miss Levering yet?
Miss Levering turned and pantomimed to Ernestine, 'You see it's no use!'
Yours,' he said, mechanically, and held out the handkerchief to Miss Levering.
Word Origin for lever
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.