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    #1

    Do you say push the lever?



    How do you describe the way to turn the water on? Do you say push the lever?
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    #2

    Re: Do you say push the lever?

    I would say: press the trigger of the bidet shower with the thumb/forefinger.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidet_shower
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    #3

    Re: Do you say push the lever?

    Levers can be either pushed or pulled. I prefer turn the lever.

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    Re: Do you say push the lever?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Levers can be either pushed or pulled. I prefer turn the lever.
    Doesn't that imply that they can be pushed, pulled, or turned, at minimum?

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    #5

    Re: Do you say push the lever?

    I'd say squeeze​ the lever.
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    #6

    Re: Do you say push the lever?

    How about "switch on"?

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    #7

    Re: Do you say push the lever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    How about "switch on"?
    No. That works for electrical connections, not for plumbing.
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    #8

    Re: Do you say push the lever?

    You can switch on a tap where I come from. That applies mostly to the ones that require a rotary movement. In any case, you can switch on/off the bath, the shower, the mains water.

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