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    lever

    lever - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lever

    Definition
    (noun) a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum Definition
    (noun) a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum Definition
    (noun) a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
    Synonyms : lever tumbler
    Definition
    (verb) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
    Synonyms : jimmy , prise , prize , pry
    Example Sentence
    • The burglar jimmied the lock
    • Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail
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