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  Words related to lean

Related / Similar Words: tilt, list, inclination, leaning, tip, slant, angle, tend, be given, incline, run, thin, skimpy

 

Definition:
  • the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right";
  • rely on for support; "We can lean on this man";
  • cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall";
  • to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister";
  • cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree";
  • have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence";
  • lacking excess flesh; "you can''t be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare;
  • not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year";
  • lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel";
  • low in mineral content; "a lean ore";
  • containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance";

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    See Also: overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over, lean on, rest on, lean against, ectomorphic, thin

     

    Hyponyms: slope, incline, pitch, weather, list, heel, lean back, recline, take kindly to, suffer, gravitate

     

    Grouped Verbs: list, heel

     

    Attributes: body weight

     

    Derivational Morphology: tilt, tip, slant, angle, slope, incline, pitch, list, heel, inclination, leaning, leaner, rake, rock, careen, sway, disposition, tendency, propensity

     

    Anagrams: lane, elan, Lena

     

     
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