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1level/ˈlɛvəl/noun
plurallevels
1level
/ˈlɛvəl/
noun
plurallevels
Learner's definition of LEVEL  
: a specific height
[noncount]
[count]
— see also ground-level, sea level
   b  [count]  : a part of a building that is at a specific height
— see also split-level
[count]  : an amount of something
[count]  : a position or rank in a scale : a position that is high or low when compared to others
[count]  : a way of thinking about, talking about, or dealing with something
[count]  : a device used to see when something is exactly flat
— see picture at carpentry
— called also spirit level

descend/sink/stoop to someone's level

: to behave as badly as someone who has treated you wrongly

on the level

informal
: not false or dishonest
2level/ˈlɛvəl/adjective
2level
/ˈlɛvəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of LEVEL  
: having a flat or even surface
: not going up or down
: having the same height as something else — usually + with
   b  : not in front of or behind something or someone else — often + with
chiefly British  : having the same position, score, or rank : even
— compare level-pegging
: steady and calm

your level best

: your best effort at doing something
3level/ˈlɛvəl/verb
levelsUSleveledor chiefly BritishlevelledUSlevelingor chiefly Britishlevelling
3level
/ˈlɛvəl/
verb
levelsUSleveledor chiefly BritishlevelledUSlevelingor chiefly Britishlevelling
Learner's definition of LEVEL  
[+ object]
: to make (something) flat or level
: to knock (someone or something) down to the ground
: to point (a weapon) at someone
   b  : to direct (something, such as criticism) at or against someone
chiefly British  : to make (a score) equal : tie

level off

[phrasal verb]
: to stop going up or down
level (something) off or level off (something)  : to make (something) flat or even

level out

[phrasal verb]
: to stop going up or down

level the playing field

: to make a situation fair for everyone
— see also level playing field

level with

[phrasal verb]
level with (someone)informal 
: to speak honestly to (someone)
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