Definition of crowbar in English:
An iron bar with a flattened end, used as a lever.
- Of course, someone would have to use a crowbar to lever me away from my computer these days but for the vast majority who hate computers this should be a blessing.
- The car slammed to a stop and four young men piled out, one with a baseball bat, another with a crowbar or tire iron.
- We armed ourselves with axes, crowbars, jemmies, metal poles, sledge hammers, a quart of paraffin and box of matches.
verb (crowbars, crowbarring, crowbarred)[with object and complement] Back to top
Use a crowbar to open (something): he crowbarred the box open
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- Although much of what he has to say is unsubtly crowbarred in at the end of the film, it is enough to ensure that a multitude of thoughts and opinions linger long after the film has ended.
- He was seen trying to crowbar the front door open but failed.
- Yvette carried herself with a confidence that shop assistants recognised, and the bright red umbrella opened doors that the Wife and I previously couldn't have crowbarred open.
Definition of crowbar in:
- US English dictionary
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