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Noun
A tendency or partiality of a particular kind
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“What are some leader leanings liable to leave an organization losing?”
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A general direction in which something is developing or changing
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A person's sexual orientation or preference
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A sloping position
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Positivism
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A settled or regular tendency or practice
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The dependence of people or things on each other
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Having, or running in, a slanted or oblique direction
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Adjective
Lying down, horizontal or flat
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In a bent bodily position, hunched
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Determined
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Narrow-minded
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Inclined to a type of behavior
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To like in an emphatic manner, or have a strong liking for
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to place or position something or oneself by resting or supporting against (something)
“The air seems to thicken around me, and I have to lean against the door to support myself.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to have a propensity for
“From a practical viewpoint, I must say that I lean towards the latter solution.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to coerce by putting pressure on (someone)
“Just lean on them, big fella. They'll feel the pressure eventually.”
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