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English definition of “recline”

recline

verb uk   /rɪˈklaɪn/ formal us  
[I or T] to lean or lie back with the upper part of your body in a nearly horizontal position: She was reclining elegantly on the sofa. He reclined his head against/on my shoulder. [T] If you recline a chair, you change the position of its back so that it is in a leaning position.
reclining
adjective [before noun] uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
The coach has air conditioning and reclining seats.
(Definition of recline from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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