Translation of "lean" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations

leanverb [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ]

uk /liːn/ us /liːn/ leaned or UK also leant, leaned or UK also leant

B2 to (cause to) slope in one direction, or to move the top part of the body in a particular direction

She leaned forward and whispered something in my ear. 她俯身过来和我耳语了几句。
I sat down next to Bernard, who leaned over to me and said "You're late." 我在伯纳德身边坐下,他凑过身子对我说,“你来晚了。”
Lean your head back a little. 头向后仰一点。
That fence is leaning to the right. 那个栅栏向右倾斜。

More examples


uk /liːn/ us /liːn/

lean adjective (NO FAT)

Lean meat has little fat.


thin and healthy

lean and fit 瘦而健康

lean adjective (NOT ENOUGH)

If a period of time is lean, there is not enough of something, especially money or food, at that time.

It has been a particularly lean year for the education department. 对教育部而言这是尤为不景气的一年。

lean adjective (EFFICIENT)

approving A lean company or organization does not use too many people or spend too much money, so that there is no waste.

Nowadays even efficient, lean, well-run industries are failing. 如今即使是那些高效、精干、管理良好的行业也在亏损。


(Translation of “lean” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)