Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lever

3 senses of lever

Sense 1
lever -- (a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum)
       => bar -- (a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape")

Sense 2
lever -- (a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum)
       => machine, simple machine -- (a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point)

Sense 3
lever, lever tumbler -- (a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock)
       => tumbler -- (a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lever

1 sense of lever

Sense 1
pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy -- (to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail")
       => open, open up -- (cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")

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