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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
Translations of “lean (sth) against/on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 斜靠著,倚著…
in Russian прислоняться к чему-либо, облокачиваться на что-либо…
in Turkish dayanmak, yaslanmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 斜靠着,倚着…
in Polish opierać się ( czymś ) o coś…
(Definition of lean (sth) against/on sth phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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