slope or bend from an upright position
support or rest oneself in a bent or sloping position
need the help of; depend on
not having much flesh;healthily thin;not having much fat
producing or having little value
"the tower had a pronounced tilt"
"the ship developed a list to starboard"
"he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
"you can't be too rich or too thin"
"Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"
"a lean budget"
"a skimpy allowance"
"a lean year"
"She leaned over the banister"
"He leaned his rifle against the wall"
"She tends to be nervous before her lectures"
"These dresses run small"
"He inclined to corpulence"
"We can lean on this man"
"Erosion listed the old tree"
Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean.
The lean captain of a trading-vessel envies the big-paunched wine-shop proprietor.
出自： R. Graves
I leaned towards them so as not to miss a single word.
出自： H. Jacobson
The boy stood leaning against the sofa.
The old man leaned against the wall, bewailing his misfortune.
We had to lean against the strong wind in order to move forward at all.
为了继续前进,我们只好顶着大风走。 lean sth against sth
He leaned his back against the wall.
The child leaned his back against the fence.
Lean the board against the wall, it is in the way.
Lean a ladder against a wall.
把梯子靠在墙上。 lean against sth
The courts tend to be influenced by a man's past, and lean against such a prisoner, so it is no longer permitted in court to mention a man's earlier crimes.
The willows leaned back under a stiff wind.
I leaned back to get a better view, and fell off the chair.
我向后仰,本想看清楚些,结果却从椅子上摔了下来。 lean sth ⇔ back
We leaned the poles back against the wall.
Please don't lean your chair back, you'll break it.
The branches leaned down to the ground, heavy with the weight of the fruit.
累累的果实使枝头垂向地面。 lean sb/sth ⇔ down to-v
She leaned her face down to be kissed by the child.
Don't lean too far forward, you might fall over board.
He leaned forward and patted me on the shoulder.
他向前倾着身子并拍我的肩膀。 lean sth ⇔ forward
He leaned his head forward.
I leaned my head forward to hear what they were saying.
Don't lean so heavily on me.
I know you are tired;please lean on my arm.
Lean on my arm,I will help you to walk.
If you lean upon those wet railings you'll dirty your sleeve.
He leaned upon the table.
She sang the song leaning on the piano.
她倚着钢琴唱这支歌。 lean sth on〔upon〕 sb/sth
Leaning her head on my shoulder, she began to cry.
Don't lean your elbows upon the table, it's not polite.
别把胳膊肘支在桌子上,那样不礼貌。 lean on〔upon〕 sb/sth
Do not lean too much on others.
They always lean on us when they're in trouble.
You have to make your own way in the world, and not lean on your father for the rest of your life.
Do it yourself, don't lean on others for support.
自己做,不要依赖别人的支持。 lean on sb
If you pay the gang the thousand pounds, they'll only lean on you for more.
We were supposed to share the profit from the jewel robbery, but now he's hidden them— we might have to lean on him a little.
She went to the window and leaned out.
她走向窗子,将身子伸出去。 lean sth ⇔ out
Lean your head out for a moment and see if it's raining.
John leaned over and whispered something into my ear.
The small tree leans over in the wind.
The old building is leaning over at a dangerous angle and may fall at any moment.
As Jim leaned over to pick up the pen, he felt a sharp pain in his back.
If you lean over the railing and look ahead , you'll see the river.
The pair of lovers were leaning over the bridge, looking into the water.
The clerk leaned over the counter.
Jackson is leaning over backwards to persuade his wealthy uncle.
He leaned over backwards to prove he was unprejudiced.
Tom leaned over backwards to try to impress the manager.
I practically leaned over backwards to persuade him to stay, but to no avail.
I've leant over backwards to help her.
I had to lean towards the secretary to hear what she was saying.
If you lean too far towards the water, you might fall in.
你身子要是朝水面斜得太厉害,说不定要掉进水里。 lean towards sth/v-ing
Young people today lean towards casual clothes.
Having lived in Shanghai for a decade or so, he still leans towards his native dishes.
His interest leans towards biochemistry.
Personally I lean towards a teaching career.
I lean towards the belief that there should be education for everybody.
Do some oriental philosophies lean towards fatalism?
He leans towards the opinion that we should leave here at once.
I lean towards letting him go along.
我倾向于让他一个人去。 lean sb towards sth/v-ing
Recent events lean me more towards favouring longer years of imprisonment.