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'lean' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'lean'
1. lacking excess flesh
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look
2. lacking in mineral content or combustible material
lean ore
lean fuel
3. containing little excess
a lean budget
4. not profitable or prosperous
a lean year

'lean' - used as a noun
5. the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

'lean' - used as a verb
6. to incline or bend from a vertical position
7. cause to lean or incline
8. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
9. rely on for support
We can lean on this man
10. cause to lean to the side

derived forms
1. Lean / Plural
2. Lean / Past
3. Lean / Third Person
4. Lean / Present Participle
5. Lean / Past
6. Lean / Comparitive
7. Lean / Superlative
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  • rich
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    We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave. - Click here to find out.
    Fact of the day
    The Romans used to clean themselves with olive oil since they did not have any soap. They would pour the oil on their bodies, and then use a strigil, which is type of blade, to scrape off any dirt along with the oil.