lean

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 /liːn/

For the verb: "to lean"

Simple Past: leaned, leant
Past Participle: leaned, leant

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
lean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (meat: having little fat)  (carne: con poco grasso)magro agg
 I prefer lean meat to fatty meat.
 Preferisco la carne magra a quella molto grassa.
lean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (muscle: thin and strong)  (muscoli: forti e sottili)slanciato agg
 The female athlete's muscles were lean.
 I muscoli dell'atleta erano slanciati.
lean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person: thin)  (persona: magra)sottile, magro, snello, slanciato agg
 Her lean figure was silhouetted by the sun.
 La sua figura sottile si stagliava contro il sole.
 
Additional Translations
lean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (poor; lacking richness)  (povero; senza abbondanza)magro agg
 These are lean times for many people, as prices rise and wages decline.
 Questi sono tempi magri per molte persone; i prezzi salgono e i redditi diminuiscono.
lean nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (inclination, slant)  (preferenza per)inclinazione, tendenza nf
 That TV station's news has a liberal lean.
 Quel canale TV è di tendenze progressiste.
lean viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (not vertical)  (in posizione non verticale)pendere vi
 The Leaning Tower of Pisa leans away from the sea.
 La torre pendente di Pisa pende verso l'entroterra.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
lean against vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (put one's weight against for support)appoggiarsi a v rif
 He felt dizzy and had to lean against the wall for support.
lean against vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (prop [sth] up on [sth])appoggiare vtr
 The thief leaned his ladder against the wall of the house.
 Il ladro ha appoggiato la scala a pioli contro il muro di cinta ed è entrato nel parco della villa.
lean against [sth] vtr phrasal (be propped against [sth])essere appoggiato a vi
 The board leans against the wall.
lean back viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (recline)appoggiarsi indietro
lean forward viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (incline one's body)piegarsi in avanti v rif
lean manufacturing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (efficiency in the production of goods)pruduzione snella nf
lean meat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (animal flesh which is not fatty)carne magra nf
   (carne magra)magro nm
 Jack Spratt could eat no fat, so his wife gave Jack only the lean meat.
lean on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (rely on for support)contare su, fare affidamento su vi
 You can always lean on me.
 Puoi sempre contare su di me.
lean on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (pressure to do [sth])  (figurato)fare pressione vtr
lean on [sb] appoggiarsi su qualcuno
lean on [sth] v (put one's weight against [sth] for support)appoggiarsi a v rif
 Don't lean on the railing of this balcony - it isn't secure!
 Non appoggiatevi alla balaustra del balcone, non è sicura!
lean out viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (bend or tilt one's body outwards)sporgersi v rif
 È vietato sporgersi dal treno.
lean over viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (bend down)  (verso il basso)piegarsi v rif
 I have to lean over to tie my shoes.
 Per allacciarsi le scarpe bisogna piegarsi.
lean over viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (bend sideways)pendere vi
 In Pisa there is a famous tower that leans over to one side.
 A Pisa c'è una famosa torre che pende da un lato.
lean toward vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." literal (incline one's body in the direction of)sporgersi verso, piegarsi verso v rif
 My grandmother often leans toward me in order to hear every word that I say.
 Quando parlo, mia nonna si sporge sempre verso di me per sentire meglio.
lean toward vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (have a preference for)propendere per vi
 When choosing between candy and vegetables, most children lean toward candy.
 Nella scelta tra dolciumi e verdure, molti bimbi propendono per i dolciumi.
  preferire vtr
lean towards propendere per
lean upon poggiarsi a
lean year nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (unprosperous 12 months)anno di magra
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