There are 2 translations of lean in Spanish:

lean1

Pronunciation: /liːn/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado leaned or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , leant /lent/)

  • 1.1 (bend, incline) the tower leans to the left la torre está inclinada hacia la izquierda she leaned back in her chair se echó hacia atrás or se reclinó en la silla to lean forward inclinarse hacia adelante don't lean out of the window no te asomes por la ventana backward 2 1 1.2 (support oneself) apoyarse to lean against sth apoyarse contra algo he was leaning (up) against a wall estaba apoyado or se apoyaba contra la pared she leaned with her full weight against the door se echó sobre la puerta con todo su peso to lean on sth/sb apoyarse en algo/algn she leaned on the desk se apoyó en el escritorio
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    • He leans his elbow on the desk and rests his forehead in his hand, sighing.
    • ‘I think I've gotten too much information tonight,’ he groaned, leaning his elbows on his knees and resting his chin in one hand.
    • She leaned her elbows on the windowsill, resting her chin in her hands.
    1.3 (tend, incline)to lean to/toward sth the party leans to the left el partido es de tendencia izquierdista they appear to be leaning toward a more conciliatory approach parecería que se inclinan por un enfoque más conciliador
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    • He leaned forward and pointed to a list of five names on the second page in the folder.
    • She leaned forward onto her elbows and buried her face in her arms, weeping bitterly.
    • Carolyn leaned forward in her plush seat as the large house came into the view at the end of the long drive.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado leaned or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , leant /lent/)

  • to lean sth against sth/sb apoyar algo contra algo/algn she leaned her back against the wall apoyó la espalda or se apoyó contra la pared

noun/nombre

Phrasal verbs

lean across

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio inclinarse (hacia adelante) 1.1verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento inclinarse sobre

lean down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
inclinarse

lean over

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio inclinarse (hacia adelante) 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio inclinar

lean on

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (put pressure on) presionar, ejercer* presión sobre to lean on sb to + infinitive/infinitivo presionar a algn para que + subjunctive/subjuntivo they leant on him to withdraw his statement lo presionaron para que se retractara de su declaración 1.2 (depend on) apoyarse en

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There are 2 translations of lean in Spanish:

lean2

adjective/adjetivo

/liːn/
  • 1 [person/build] delgado, enjuto; [animal] flaco lean mixture (of fuel and air) mezcla (feminine) con una alta proporción de aire a leaner, more efficient company una compañía más eficiente con menos personal a lean prose style una prosa escueta
  • 3 (poor) [winter] malo; [harvest] malo, pobre the lean years that followed the war los años de escasez or de vacas flacas que siguieron a la guerra

noun/nombre

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