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lean1

lean1

 
 
pronunciation:
lin
part of speech: verb
inflections: leaned, leaning, leans
definition 1: to bend or slant.
He leaned backwards.
 
synonyms:
bend, incline, slant, slope, tilt, tip
similar words:
angle, bow, droop, slouch, slump
definition 2: to rest against something or be supported by it.
He leaned against the fence while waiting for the bus.
similar words:
loll, recline, rest
definition 3: to favor (often followed by "toward").
She leans toward plain jewelry.
similar words:
elect, favor, prefer, sway
definition 4: to depend.
I lean on her for many things.
synonyms:
count on, depend, rely
similar words:
bank on