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lean sth against/on 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  
B2 to put something against a wall or other surface so that it is supported: She leaned the brush against the wall.
Translations of “lean sth against/on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…斜靠在,把…倚靠在…
in Russian прислонять что-либо к чему-либо…
in Turkish dayamak, yaslamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…斜靠在,把…倚靠在…
in Polish opierać coś o coś…
(Definition of lean sth against/on sth phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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