Definition of Lean
Verb: lean (leant, also leaned) leen
- To incline or bend from a vertical position
- tilt, tip, slant, angle
- Cause to incline or bend
- Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
- tend, be given, incline, run
- Rely on for support
"We can lean on this man"
- Cause to lean to the side
"Erosion leant the old tree";
- Lacking excess flesh
"Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look";
- thin, meager [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn]
- Lacking in mineral content or combustible material
"lean ore"; "lean fuel"
- Containing little excess
"a lean budget";
- Not profitable or prosperous
"a lean year"
- The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
"the tower had a pronounced lean";
- tilt, list, inclination, leaning
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