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Lean

Definition of lean:

part of speech: participle

Leaned, leant.

part of speech: adverb

LEANLY.

part of speech: adjective

Thin, wanting flesh: not fat.

part of speech: noun

Leanness.

part of speech: verb

To incline or bend: to turn from a straight line; to rest against: to incline towards:- pr. p. leaning; pa. t. and pa. p. leaned or leant ( lent).

part of speech: verb

To incline; bend.

part of speech: verb

To slant from an upright position; to bend over for support; as, to lean on a cane; to rely; as, to lean on one's friends for advice; to tend; as, his opinion leaned toward the popular side.

part of speech: noun

Flesh without fat.

part of speech: participle

Leaning.

part of speech: adjective

Thin; free from fat; as, lean meat; not productive; as, lean years.

part of speech: adjective

Wanting flesh or fat; meagre.

part of speech: verb

To cause to slant; rest.

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