"lever" in the noun sense
a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
3. lever, lever tumbler
a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
"lever" in the verb 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"
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