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lever

US [ˈlevər]
UK [ˈliːvə(r)]
  • n.杆;手段;利弗〔姓氏〕;矫平机
  • v.(用杠杆)撬动
  • Web控制杆;手柄;工具
Plural Form:levers  
lever
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n.
1.
(车辆或机器的)操纵杆,控制杆a handle used to operate a vehicle or piece of machinery
Pull the lever towards you to adjust the speed.
把操纵杆往你身前拉动以调节速度。
2.
杠杆a long piece of wood, metal, etc. used for lifting or opening sth by sb placing one end of it under an object and pushing down on the other end
3.
~ (for/against sth)
施压的行为an action that is used to put pressure on sb to do sth they do not want to do
The threat of sanctions is our most powerful lever for peace.
实施制裁的威胁是我们争取和平最有力的施压手段。
v.
1.
(用杠杆)撬动to move sth with a lever
I levered the lid off the pot with a knife.
我用刀撬掉了罐盖。
They managed to lever the door open.
他们设法撬开了门。

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