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Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
lever nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stick: operates a switch)palanca nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
 Tom flipped the lever to start the machine.
lever nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tool for lifting)palanca nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
 Dan used a crowbar as a lever to break the door open.
lever [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (raise, prise up)abrir haciendo palanca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 She tried to lever the lid off the jar with a knife and accidentally cut her thumb.
 
Additional Translations
InglésEspañol
lever nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (tool to force [sb/sth](figurado)palanca nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
 Kyle used his friend's pride as a lever to get him to go to college.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms:
InglésEspañol
lever arm nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physics: distance between force and fulcrum)brazo de palanca nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 Tenemos todo lo necesario; sólo debemos acortar el brazo de palanca para poder mover esa enorme piedra.
tyre lever nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. palanca para desmontar neumáticos nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
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