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recline

Pronunciation: /rɪˈklaɪn/

Translation of recline in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (lean back) recostarse*, reclinarse; (rest) apoyarse to recline against sth apoyarse en algo, reclinarse contra algo
    Example sentences
    • Rita leaned back and reclined in the backseat of the black luxury car that was taking her to her new home, which to Rita, was really a prison.
    • The garden was perfect for strolling, but rather too formal for reclining, sprawling or lounging in the bright spring sunshine.
    • A figure playing Neptune reclines on a sail-covered chest, a trident in hand and a merman by his side.
    1.2 [chair/backrest] reclinarse 1.3
    (reclining present participle/participio presente)
    [chair/seat] reclinable, abatible; [figure] yacente [literary/literario], recostado

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (lean) [body/back] reclinar 1.2 [chair/backrest] reclinar, abatir
    Example sentences
    • He decided to stay in the power chair because the seat reclines.
    • The seats reclined fully so that they turned into beds, and there was enough space for you not to have to worry about the person behind you getting annoyed because your reclining seat was resting on their knees.
    • Because of the emergency exit, my seat did not recline!

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