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English noun: lever

1. lever (artifact) a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

Broader (hypernym)bar

Narrower (hyponym)cant dog, compound lever, control stick, crowbar, dog hook, foot lever, foot pedal, gun trigger, hand throttle, joystick, key, peavey, peavy, pedal, pinch bar, pry, pry bar, ripping bar, rocker arm, spark lever, stick, tappet, tiller, tire iron, tire tool, treadle, trigger, valve rocker, wrecking bar

Part holonymfulcrum

2. lever (artifact) a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

Broader (hypernym)machine, simple machine

3. lever (artifact) a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock

Synonymslever tumbler

Broader (hypernym)tumbler

Part meronymlever lock

English verb: lever

1. lever (contact) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

SamplesThe burglar jimmied the lock.
Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail.

Synonymsjimmy, prise, prize, pry

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)open, open up

Entailloose, loosen

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