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meanings of leverage


  1. The use of borrowed funds with a contractually determined return to increase the ability of a business to invest and earn an expected higher return, but usually at high risk.
  2. By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
  3. A force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.
  4. The ability to earn very high returns when operating at high capacity utilization of a facility.


  1. To use; to exploit; to manipulate in order to take full advantage (of something).