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Main Entry: 1lean
Pronunciation: primarystresslemacronn
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): leaned /primarystresslemacronnd, chiefly Brit primarystresslent/; lean·ing /primarystresslemacron-nieng/
Etymology: Old English hleonian "to slant to one side"
1 a : to slant or cause to slant or bend from an upright position <the tree leans to one side> <lean a ladder against a wall> b : to cast one's weight to one side for support <lean on me>
2 : to depend for support <lean on one's family in a crisis>
3 : to tend in opinion, taste, or desire <lean toward simplicity>

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