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lean 1

British English: /liːn/
American English: /lin/

transitive verb pass., p.pass. leaned leant

  • to lean a bike, ladder against a wall
    appoggiare una bici, una scala contro il o al muro
    to lean one's head on somebody's shoulder
    appoggiare la testa sulla spalla di qualcuno
    to lean one's head out of the window
    mettere la testa fuori dalla finestra o sporgersi dalla finestra
    to lean one's elbows on something
    appoggiarsi con o mettere i gomiti su qualcosa
    to lean one's back against the wall
    appoggiare la schiena, appoggiarsi al muro

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. leaned leant

  • (wall, building)
    essere inclinato, pendere
    the bicycle, ladder was leaning against the wall
    la bicicletta, la scala era appoggiata contro o al muro
    to lean against a wall
    appoggiarsi contro o a un muro

Phrasal verbs

lean across:

1 lean across (person)
stendersi, allungarsi (to do per fare)
2 lean across [something]
stendersi su, allungarsi su (desk, table)

lean back

appoggiarsi (all'indietro)
to lean back in one's chair
appoggiarsi allo schienale della sedia

lean down

piegarsi (verso il basso)
to lean down from the cab of a lorry
sporgersi dal finestrino di un camion

lean forward

piegarsi in avanti (to do per fare)

lean on:

1 lean on [something]
appoggiarsi a (stick)
affacciarsi a (window-sill)
lean on my arm
appoggiati al mio braccio
2 lean on [somebody] 2.1
appoggiarsi a (person)
2.2 [figurative] (depend on)
contare su (person)
2.3 [figurative] (pressurize)
fare pressioni su (person)

lean out:

lean out
sporgersi
to lean out of [something]
sporgersi da (window)
sporgersi dal finestrino di (vehicle)

lean over:

1 lean over (person)
piegarsi, chinarsi
(forwards)
piegarsi, chinarsi in avanti
lean over backwards [figurative]
fare l'impossibile
2 lean over [something]
piegarsi, chinarsi su (shoulder)
sporgersi sopra (wall)

lean towards

piegarsi verso
[figurative] (person, party, object)
tendere a

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lean 2
British English: /liːn/
American English: /lin/

adjective

  • 2 [figurative] (difficult)
    (year, times)
    difficile
    to have a lean time o year
    passare un periodo, un anno difficile
    two lean years
    due anni di vacche magre

Idioms

to have a lean time of it

essere in tempo di vacche magre

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