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lean

  
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      vb   , leans, leaning, leaned, leant  
1    foll by: against, on, or upon   to rest or cause to rest against a support  
2    to incline or cause to incline from a vertical position  
3    intr; foll by: to or towards   to have or express a tendency or leaning  
4    lean over backwards  
Informal   to make a special effort, esp. in order to please  
      n  
5    the condition of inclining from a vertical position,   (See also)        lean on  
     (Old English hleonian, hlinian; related to Old High German hlinen, Latin clinare to incline)  
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