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Adjective
Composed of a notably small degree of body fat
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“He was lean and supple, every bit as reptilian as birdlike.”
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Meager or little
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“Perhaps they will appear as actual paying customers in the lean winter months.”
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(of meat) Containing little fat
“A half cup of cooked dry beans is about the same as 1 ounce of lean meat.”
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Offering little reward, substance, or nourishment
“Too often in lean times the poorest are asked to make the largest sacrifices.”
Adjective
Without additional features
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Having a physique characterized by leanness and muscular definition
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Lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
Adjective
Neatly brief and concise
Verb
Be in or move into a sloping position
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“Carolyn leaned forward in her plush seat as the large house came into the view at the end of the long drive.”
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Be disposed
“For a site targeting males, use guitars, bass and brass because they lean towards band instruments and sounds.”
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To depend on with full trust or confidence
“Individuals in these acute situations often seek guidance from someone they can trust or lean on.”
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To incline from the perpendicular and rest for support against (something)
“The air seems to thicken around me, and I have to lean against the door to support myself.”
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Put the frighteners on
“Just lean on them, big fella; they'll feel the pressure.”
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(of an object) To put in a particular position or location
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To show a preference for
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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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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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(with reference to a limb or joint) To bend or become bent
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A measure of the steepness of a slope
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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 curve in a road, river, path, or racing circuit
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