1. (military) 
a. levy 
2. (nautical) 
a. weighing anchor 
3. (mechanical) 
a. cam 
1 (Náutica) weighing anchor
2 (Mil) levy
3 (Mecánica) cam
4 (And) (Centroamérica) (estafa) trick; swindle; ruse
bajar la leva a algn (And) (S. Cone) to do sb a mischief
caer de leva (Centroamérica) to play the fool
echar levas (And) (México) (jactarse) to boast; (And) (amenazar) to bluster; utter threats
encender la leva a algn (Caribe) to give sb a good hiding (familiar)
ponerse la leva (And) (largarse) to beat it (familiar); (hacer novillos) to play truant; (faltar al trabajo) to skive off work (familiar)
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