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leans

verb
present tense third-person singular of lean

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to set or cause to be at an angle
  • just lean the ladder against the tree and climb up it

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2 to show a liking or proneness (for something)
  • the family's diet leans toward greasy food

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3 to place reliance or trust
  • you can always lean on me if you need help

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leans

noun
plural of lean

Synonyms & Antonyms of leans (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Leans.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/leans. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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