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English definition of “lean (sth) against/on sth”

lean (sth) against/on sth

phrasal verb with lean     /liːn/ verb (past tense and past participle leaned, also UK leant /lent/)
B2 to sit or stand with part of your body touching something as a support : He leaned against the wall . She leaned her head on his shoulder .Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
(Definition of lean (sth) against/on sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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