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leaning

 
Adjective leaning has 2 senses
  1. atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped - departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted"
    Antonym: horizontal (indirect, via vertical, inclined)
    Antonyms: vertical, perpendicular (indirect, via inclined, horizontal)
  2. leaning - resting against a support
    Antonyms:
    erect, vertical, upright (indirect, via unerect)
Noun leaning has 4 senses
  1. leaning, propensity, tendency - an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
    --1 is a kind of inclination
  2. proclivity, propensity, leaning - a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
    --2 is a kind of inclination, disposition, tendency
  3. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
    --3 is a kind of position, spatial relation
  4. leaning - the act of deviating from a vertical position
    --4 is a kind of
    act, human action, human activity
Verb lean has 5 senses
  1. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
    --1 is one way to bend, flex
    Derived forms: noun lean1, noun leaner1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. lean - cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
    --2 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived forms: noun lean1, noun leaner1
    Sample sentence:
    They lean their rifles on the cabinet
  3. tend, be given, lean, incline, run - have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
    --3 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  4. lean - rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"
    --4 is one way to
    trust, swear, rely, bank
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  5. list, lean - cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"
    --5 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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