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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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