leverage noun

1 force

ADJ. enough, sufficient | extra | maximum

VERB + LEVERAGE have He tried to push the door open, but he didn't have sufficient leverage. | gain, get, obtain | apply, exert Position the piece of wood so that maximum leverage can be applied. | provide | increase

2 influence

ADJ. economic, political

VERB + LEVERAGE have | gain They are determined to gain more political leverage. | give sb