leveraging leveraging  /ˈlɛv rɪ dʒɪŋ/


  • (n) investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)


  1. Reyes has won almost every major title, leveraging a repertoire of creative shots that is as legendary as his genial temperament.
  2. No campaign has been more aggressive in tapping into social networks and leveraging the financial power of hundreds of thousands of small donors.
  3. With near bottomless funds from money-market investments and sky-high leveraging limits, the shadow system financed the bubble that is now bursting.


  1. Markey outraises Gomez by more than $1 million since April

    Leveraging his 37-year incumbency and a healthy fundraising operation, Democratic Senate nominee Edward J. Markey outspent Republican rival Gabriel E. Gomez by nearly $4 million in a nine-week period heading into the final stretch of their special election.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. University of Oklahoma adds LiveU Xtender Enhanced Antenna

    NORMAN, Okla., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its successful first year of leveraging LiveU technology for live cellular-based video transmission, University of Oklahoma (OU) announced today that ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Former Obama Advisers Start Communications Company

    Robert Gibbs and Ben LaBolt are forming a strategic communications firm aimed at leveraging their political experience in Washington for corporate and nonprofit clients.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "Continued de-leveraging by world financial institutions, combined with a collapse in consumer and business confidence is depressing domestic demand across the world," Strauss-Kahn said.
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Source: Bangkok Post

  2. "It is hard for the average citizen to understand how frozen the system became and how over-leveraged the system became," Bush said. "And so what we're watching is the de-leveraging of our financial markets, which is obviously affecting the...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: President Bush Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "This transaction will result in a stronger GMAC, with enhanced access to funding at lower costs and greater opportunities for growth, including leveraging their traditionally strong relationships with GM dealers," Rick Wagoner, GM's chief...
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Rick Wagoner Source: BusinessWeek

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