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Having a noticeably small amount of body fat
“He was lean and supple, every bit as reptilian as birdlike.”
Offering little reward, substance, or nourishment; meagre
“Perhaps they will appear as actual paying customers in the lean winter months.”
“A half cup of cooked dry beans is about the same as 1 ounce of lean meat.”
“Too often in lean times the poorest are asked to make the largest sacrifices.”
Be in or move into a sloping position
“Carolyn leaned forward in her plush seat as the large house came into the view at the end of the long drive.”
Be disposed
“For a site targeting males, use guitars, bass and brass because they lean towards band instruments and sounds.”
To place reliance or trust
“Individuals in these acute situations often seek guidance from someone they can trust or lean on.”
“The air seems to thicken around me, and I have to lean against the door to support myself.”
“Just lean on them, big fella; they'll feel the pressure.”
The degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon
“… the wall has enough of a lean that we can't set a bookcase against it.”
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