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Adjective
(of meat) Containing little fat
“It was definitely home-made, full of lean meat that was laden with rich gravy.”
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Slender or skinny in build
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“He was lean and supple, every bit as reptilian as birdlike.”
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Athletic in build, with very little body fat
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“The casual observer of athletic events sees young, healthy individuals with lean and muscular bodies.”
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Meager or scanty in amount
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“I have to tell you that our estimates for the next few years show lean profits.”
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Characterized by poverty or a lack of productivity
“Too often in lean times, the poorest are asked to make the largest sacrifices.”
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Without additional features
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Neatly brief and concise
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To be in, or move into, a sloping position
“If plants begin to lean over, it helps to hoe soil up around the base, covering these roots, to give them more support.”
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To turn away from a straight course
“The path began to lean to the right until it ended at a shallow stream.”
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To place or position something or oneself by resting or supporting against (something)
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“The air seems to thicken around me, and I have to lean against the door to support myself.”
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To place a weight on something
“I let my body's twitching weight lean on her slender shoulders and there, in her arms, the tears ended, the spasms faded, and suddenly I was calm.”
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To have a propensity for
“From a practical viewpoint, I must say that I lean towards the latter solution.”
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To depend on with full trust or confidence
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“Individuals in these acute situations often seek guidance from someone they can trust or lean on.”
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To coerce by putting pressure on (someone)
“Just lean on them, big fella. They'll feel the pressure eventually.”
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(rely on/upon) To be dependent on
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Be similar to
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Sit, lie, or stand in a lazy, relaxed way
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To droop downwards
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Bend one's head or body forwards and downwards
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To make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements
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Noun
A measure of the steepness of a slope
“Application by brush was hampered by the outward lean of the wall.”
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A special effort exerted towards a particular goal
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A recreational drug based on cough syrup, popular in the hip-hop community in the southern United States
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A (sharp) turning movement
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