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noun as in lifter

noun as in machine

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The 65cc and up bikes start to introduce manual clutches and require more rider skills to modulate the clutch lever and click through gears via the shifter.

It’s gone from a “strategic lever for the future to a strategic lever for right now,” he says.

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For Mead and Benedict, social theory was a tool for making sense of the world, but it could also be a lever against your own predicaments.

In that case, even if we can directly manipulate some of them the way we can directly manipulate links, it’s much harder to know which levers to pull and the most direct way to try to impact the numbers we’re judged on, again, becomes brand.

It won’t be without its challenges, but it’s a policy lever we might pull.

That is, TFA is neither a lever for dramatically improving or ruining U.S. public education.

Instead of pushing the cup against a mechanical lever, users push a “button” on a touchscreen.

A campaign button on his lapel showed him in a smile and a suit, and advertised his name and lever.

But Walker is betting that when the time comes to vote, Republicans will pull the lever for a person who gets things done.

Mavis Lilian Lever was born in Dulwich, south London, on May 5, 1921, the daughter of a postal worker and a seamstress.

A feed-pump forced water into the boilers; each had a safety-valve with a lever and weight.

The gunner's seat moved with the carriage, from which he could elevate or depress the muzzle by a lever.

The action is Cavaill-Coll's latest improvement on the Barker pneumatic lever.

His fingers dropped down to the gear lever, his foot snuggled against the clutch pedal.

In one hand he carried a peevie, a big wooden lever with an iron hook on it, such as men use in rolling fir logs.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lever, such as: crowbar, leverage, advantage, bar, crow, and prise.

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