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present tense third-person singular of lean
as in tilts
to set or cause to be at an angle just lean the ladder against the tree and climb up it

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as in tends
to show a liking or proneness (for something) the family's diet leans toward greasy food

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plural of lean
as in inclines
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 May. 2024.

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