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lean1

lean1

 
 
pronunciation:
lin
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: leaned, leaning, leans
definition 1: to bend or incline.
He leaned backwards.
 
synonyms:
bend, cant, incline, pitch, slant, slope, tilt, tip
similar words:
angle, bow, droop, hang, slouch, slump
definition 2: to prop oneself against something or be supported by it.
similar words:
loll, recline, repose, rest
definition 3: to favor (often fol. by toward).
She leans toward tall men.
synonyms:
incline, tend toward
similar words:
elect, favor, gravitate, prefer, sway
definition 4: to depend.
I lean on her for many things.
synonyms:
count on, depend, rely
similar words:
bank on, hang
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to incline.
She leaned her head forward to hear better.
synonyms:
angle, bend, bow, cant, incline, slant, slope, tilt
similar words:
droop, pitch, slouch
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part of speech: noun
definition: the state of leaning.
synonyms:
bend
similar words:
incline, pitch, slope