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lean on sb/sth

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with lean   /liːn/ (leaned or UK also leant, leaned or UK also leant) us  
to use someone or something to help you, especially in a difficult situation: He's always had his big brother to lean on.
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