lean (sth) against/on sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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lean (sth) against/on sth

phrasal verb with lean uk   us   /liːn/ verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (leaned or UK also leant, leaned or UK also leant)
B2 to ​sit or ​stand with ​part of ​yourbodytouching something as a ​support: He ​leaned against the ​wall. She ​leaned her ​head on his ​shoulder.
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lean sth against/on sth

phrasal verb with lean uk   us   /liːn/ verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (leaned or UK also leant, leaned or UK also leant)
B2 to put something against a ​wall or other ​surface so that it is ​supported: She ​leaned the ​brush against the ​wall.
(Definition of lean (sth) against/on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lean (sth) against/on sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 斜靠着,倚着…
in Turkish dayanmak, yaslanmak…
in Russian прислоняться к чему-либо, облокачиваться на что-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 斜靠著,倚著…
in Polish opierać się ( czymś ) o coś…
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