Translation of "lean" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /liːn/ us /lin/ past tense and past participle UK/US leaned, UK leant

to move the top part of your body in a particular direction

She leaned forward so she could hear better.
Don’t lean out of the window.
adjective /liːn/ us /lin/

thin and healthy

lean and fit

Lean meat has very little fat on it.


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


verb /liːn/ (past tense, past participles leant /lent/, leaned)

to slope over to one side; not to be upright

The lamp-post was leaning to one side.

to rest (against, on)

apoyarse en/contra
She leaned the ladder against the wall
Don’t lean your elbows on the table
He leant on the gate.
leaning noun

a liking or preference

She has a leaning towards the arts.

(Translation of “lean” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)