lean

All Adjective Verb Noun
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  • She now leaned back in her chair and covered her face with both hands. Cited from Blue Lights, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Now he was alone, and he leaned as far out as he could. Cited from Tess of the Storm Country, by Grace Miller White
  • Upon his death the house was recorded as having a two-story lean-to.
  • And the next time I met him, he leaned even more to war.
  • As she spoke she leant back against the seat and closed her eyes. Cited from Marriage a la mode, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • He leaned back in the corner quite silent, with his hand over his eyes. Cited from Agatha's Husband, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • The station played a couple new songs per hour but leaned light.
  • He went to the table and leaned far over in order to see clearly. Cited from The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2), by Alphonse Daudet
  • It was a left-leaning party which described itself as green and for social justice.
  • She leaned more and more heavily upon me, and walked more and more slowly. Cited from The Lady of the Ice, by James De Mille
  • Having made tea, she leant back again with her hands behind her head. Cited from Rosa Mundi and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
  • She moved over to the side of the road and leaned heavily against a tree. Cited from The Tyranny of Weakness, by Charles Neville Buck
  • I cannot tell though why my heart leans so strongly toward prince Charles. Cited from The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863, by Various
  • His choice of subject leaned towards those which included animals and plants.
  • His upper body leans right and his arms are crossed, right over left.
  • Having thus bought their right to the table, he leaned across to the pale girl. Cited from The Lion's Mouse, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • She just leant her arm against the wall, and the wall moved! Cited from Redemption and Two Other Plays, by Leo Tolstoy
  • It was one of the first stories leaning toward what later became Science fiction.
  • He suggests it was his faith which got him through this lean period.
  • Then he put his arms around her, and she leant her head on his breast. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J. A. Hammerton
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Meaning of lean

  • verb To incline or bend from a vertical position
    She leaned over the banister
  • verb Cause to lean or incline
    He leaned his rifle against the wall
  • verb Rely on for support
    We can lean on this man
  • adjective Lacking in mineral content or combustible material
    lean ore, lean fuel