- 1Rely on or derive support from: they have learned to lean on each other for supportMore example sentences
- His conclusion leans on, rather than derives from, the discussion of gambling that precedes it.
- It can be tempting to lean on your partner and rely on them for reassurance, but the stronger you are as an individual, the stronger and more equal your relationship will be.
- She really didn't have the option to rely on or to lean on anyone else on that team her freshman year.
- 2 • informal Put pressure on (someone) to act in a certain way: a determination not to allow the majority to lean on the minorityMore example sentences
- If it tries to make big changes in the BBC now, it could look as if it is genuinely attempting to lean on, to pressure the Corporation, and obviously it won't want to be seen to do that.
- They leaned on members of Congress, who in turn pressured the commission to back off.
- Critics says the US Government is leaning on its neighbour, under pressure from the drugs industry.
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