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lever

2 verb
     
lever2 [transitive]
1 to move something with a lever
lever something off/up/out etc
He levered the stone into place.
2

lever yourself up/onto/out of etc something

to move your body by pushing on something with your arms to help you:
He slowly levered himself up.
3 to make someone leave a particular job, situation etc
lever somebody out
They're trying to lever him out of his job.

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