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1. For an investor, using debt or borrowed funds to invest in a security in the hope of obtaining a higher investment return.
2. For a company, using debt to finance capital purchases, stock repurchases or other projects. The more debt that is used, the higher the risk of default.

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You should always do your best at leveraging any deal so that you do not get backed in to a corner.

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We had decided to engage in leveraging as we wanted to maximize the return on this almost certain business venture.

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The investment adviser was successful with his clients when he taught them how to use leveraging to make a profit in the economic slump.

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