John used a long metal bar to increase his leverage for lifting the stone.
What is the leverage gained by using this pulley?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: figurative extension of Sense 1
The right wing has lost much of its leverage in the Assembly.
Those activists have exerted considerable political leverage in recent years.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Bill's financial advisor told him not to increase his leverage in the energy markets.
The leverage of many of these small cap firms has increased significantly.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
My spade hit something hard in the soil that wouldn't respond to leverage.
With a bit of leverage John managed to force the top of the trunk open.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1