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English definition of “recline”

recline

verb     /rɪˈklaɪn/ formal
[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 .RecliningNot holding the body upright [T] If you recline a chair , you change the position of its back so that it is in a leaning position .RecliningNot holding the body upright reclining     /-ɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] The coach has air conditioning and reclining seats .RecliningNot holding the body upright
(Definition of recline verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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