lever

lever
I ['liːvə(r)] [AE 'levər]
nome aut. tecn. leva f.; (small) levetta f., manetta f.
II ['liːvə(r)] [AE 'levər]
verbo transitivo

to lever sth. off — spostare qcs. con l'aiuto di una leva, fare leva per spostare qcs.

to lever sth. open — aprire qcs. con l'aiuto di una leva, fare leva per aprire qcs

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['li:və, ](American[) 'levər] 1. noun
1) (a bar of wood, metal etc used to lift heavy weights: A crowbar is a kind of lever; You must use a coin as a lever to get the lid of that tin off.) leva
2) (a bar or handle for operating a machine etc: This is the lever that switches on the power.) leva
2. verb
(to move with or as if with a lever: He levered the lid off with a coin.) fare leva; spostare con una leva
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lever /ˈli:və(r)/
n.
1 (fis., mecc.) leva (anche fig.): lever of first [second, third] order, leva di primo [secondo, terzo] genere; (autom.) gear-lever, leva del cambio di velocità; the levers of economic power, le leve del potere economico
2 (fig.) mezzo (o strumento) di pressione
3 leva di comando; levetta; manetta: gear lever, leva del cambio; throttle lever, manetta del gas (di una motocicletta)
lever arm, braccio di leva □ lever corkscrew, cavatappi a leva □ lever escapement, scappamento a leve (o ad ancora) □ (elettr.) lever switch, interruttore a leva □ lever watch, orologio ad ancora.
(to) lever /ˈli:və(r)/
A v. t.
1 spostare (o sollevare) con una leva
2 far leva con (qc.); usare come leva
B v. i.
1 fare da leva
2 usare una leva; usare leve
to lever out, togliere (qc.) facendo leva; (fig.) esautorare (q.) con un trucco □ to lever up, sollevare (qc.) facendo leva □ to lever oneself up, sollevarsi a fatica.
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I ['liːvə(r)] [AE 'levər]
nome aut. tecn. leva f.; (small) levetta f., manetta f.
II ['liːvə(r)] [AE 'levər]
verbo transitivo

to lever sth. off — spostare qcs. con l'aiuto di una leva, fare leva per spostare qcs.

to lever sth. open — aprire qcs. con l'aiuto di una leva, fare leva per aprire qcs


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