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    meaning of a sentence

    She levered up the drain cover.

    Please explain this sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    She levered up the drain cover.

    Please explain this sentence.
    I know you've taken the sentence from a Cambridge dictionary, haven't you?

    lever means moving something using a lever
    lever up means lifting something up using a lever


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    Re: meaning of a sentence

    I too can't understand this sentence.

    Please explain the `drain cover'.

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    Re: meaning of a sentence

    The (usually) circular metal piece with holes in it that covers a drain. It lets liquid drain out, but keeps most of the solid matter from going down the drain.

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    Re: meaning of a sentence

    In Britain, it is usually a solid metal cover over the access to a drain >> http://tinyurl.com/2vpjmn

    The covers that allow water through are called "drainage gratings".

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