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1 a simple device for lifting and moving heavy loads, consisting of a rigid bar supported by and pivoting about a fulcrum, so that an effort applied at one point can be used to move an object (the load) at another point.
2 a strong bar for moving heavy objects, prising things open, etc.
3 a handle for operating a machine.
4 anything that can be used to gain an advantage.
verb (levered , levering ) to move or open using a lever.
[13c: from Latin levare to raise]

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