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lean 1

verb

  • 1 Polly leaned against the door
    rest, be propped up, recline, be supported
  • 2 a line of palm trees leaning in the wind
    slant, incline, bend, tilt, be at an angle, slope, tip, bank, list, heel, careen, cant, bias, veer, sway, angle
  • 3 he leans towards existentialist philosophy
    tend, incline, gravitate, have a tendency;
    have a propensity for, have a proclivity for, have a preference for, have a penchant for, be partial to, be attracted to, have a liking for, have an affinity with, be prone to
  • 4 Jack had always been there, a strong shoulder to lean on
    depend, be dependent, rely, count, bank, pin one's faith;
    have faith in, trust, have every confidence in, swear by, cling to;
    not manage without
  • 5 informal I got leaned on by villains many times
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    lean 2

    adjective

  • 1 a tall, lean, aristocratic man
    [Antonyms] fat
  • 2 lean meat
    non-fatty, unfatty
    [Antonyms] fatty
  • 3 a lean harvest
    [Antonyms] abundant, plentiful
  • 4 too often in lean times the poorest are asked to make the largest sacrifices
    hard, bad, difficult, tough, impoverished, poverty-stricken, moneyless
    [Antonyms] productive, prosperous
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