how to pronounce lever


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lever is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of lever in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… oil up again and lever anything out so …”

meanings of lever


  1. Specifically, a bar of metal, wood or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.
  2. A crowbar.
  3. A small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device (like a button).
  4. (mechanics) A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; — used for transmitting and modifying force and motion.
  5. A levee.
  6. A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
  7. An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.


  1. To use, operate or move (something) like a lever (physically).
  2. To move with a lever. With great effort and a big crowbar I managed to lever the beam off the floor.
  3. To use (something) like a lever (in an abstract sense).
  4. To increase the share of debt in the capitalization of a business.


  1. Rather.


  1. A surname​.

lever frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lever occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lever can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lever can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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