lever
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lever
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (simple machine)
a. la palanca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We can use that boulder as a fulcrum and this board as a lever to lift the piano.Podemos utilizar esa roca como fulcro y este tablón como palanca para levantar el piano.
2. (mechanics)
a. la palanca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't pull that lever! - What, this one?¡No tires de esa palanca! - ¿Cuál, esta?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to open)
a. abrir haciendo palanca
We cleared the dirt away and levered the coffin open, and a foul stench came pouring out.Limpiamos la tierra de encima y abrimos el ataúd haciendo palanca, y salió un hedor fétido.
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lever
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la palanca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to lever a box openabrir una caja haciendo palanca
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lever [ˈliːvəʳ]
noun
also palanca (f)
transitive verb
to lever sth up/out/off levantar/sacar/quitar algo con palanca
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "lever"
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gear lever
la palanca de cambios
shift lever
la palanca de cambios
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