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lean
'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
leans
2. Lean / Past
leant
3. Lean / Third Person
leans
4. Lean / Present Participle
leaning
5. Lean / Past
leaned
6. Lean / Comparitive
leaner
7. Lean / Superlative
leanest
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