Hyphenation of lean

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Definitions of lean:

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
To incline or bend from a vertical position
She leaned over the banister
Cause to lean or incline
He leaned his rifle against the wall
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
Rely on for support
We can lean on this man
Cause to lean to the side
Erosion listed the old tree
Lacking excess flesh
You can't be too rich or too thin Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look-Shakespeare
Lacking in mineral content or combustible material
Lean ore Lean fuel
Containing little excess
A lean budget A skimpy allowance
Not profitable or prosperous
A lean year

Synonyms of lean:

adj thin, anorexic, anorectic, bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted, deep-eyed, hollow-eyed, sunken-eyed, fine-drawn, gangling, gangly, lanky, lank, spindly, rawboned, reedy, reedlike, twiggy, twiglike, scarecrowish, scraggy, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened, slender, slight, slim, slender-waisted, slim-waisted, wasp-waisted, spare, trim, spindle-legged, spindle-shanked, stringy, wiry, wisplike, wispy, ectomorphic, thin
adj lean
adj skimpy, insufficient, deficient
adj insufficient, deficient
adj unprofitable
noun tilt, list, inclination, leaning, position, spatial relation
verb tilt, tip, slant, angle, bend, flex, lean against, lean on
verb put, set, place, pose, position, lay
verb tend, be given, incline, run, be
verb trust, swear, rely, bank
verb list, move

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