lean

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verb
ADVERB
heavily
lightly
slightly
casually, comfortably, lazily, nonchalantly

Kate leaned comfortably against the wall.

eagerly
confidentially, conspiratorially
weakly, wearily
precariously
close, near

He leaned closer, lowering his voice.

across, down, forward, out, over

She leaned forward eagerly to listen to him.

away, back, backwards/backward

He leaned back in his chair.

sideways
PREPOSITION
across

She was leaning confidentially across the table.

against

She leaned her head against his shoulder.

from

Women and children leaned from the windows of the surrounding tenements.

into

He leaned into the open doorway.

on

The old man was leaning heavily on a stick.

out of

She leaned precariously out of the window.

over

She leaned casually over the railings.

through

The taxi driver leaned through his window.

to

She leaned to one side.

towards/toward

He leaned towards/toward her.

PHRASAL VERB
lean on sb/sth
ADVERB
heavily

Britain leans heavily on Europe for trade.

Lean is used with these nouns as the object: ↑back, ↑chin, ↑elbow, ↑head
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adj.
Lean is used with these nouns: ↑bacon, ↑beef, ↑body, ↑build, ↑cut, ↑face, ↑figure, ↑finger, ↑frame, ↑ham, ↑hip, ↑meat, ↑muscle, ↑period, ↑physique, ↑spell, ↑steak, ↑turkey, ↑year

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