Definition of Lean back

1. Verb. Move the upper body backwards and down.

Exact synonyms: Recline
Generic synonyms: Angle, Lean, Slant, Tilt, Tip
Specialized synonyms: Fall Back
Derivative terms: Reclining



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lean Back

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leamed
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leamers
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leams
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lean'd
lean, finely textured beef
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lean-to tent
lean-tos
lean-witted
lean against
lean and mean
lean back (current term)
lean client
lean clients
lean finely textured beef
lean on
lean towards
leaned
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leanest
leaneth
leaning
leaning against
leaning board
leaningly

Literary usage of Lean back

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1. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"To clasp, clip, or embrace again.—'Polcy. RE-CLINE, в. ad. To lean back¡ to lean, bend, or bow, back or against ; to repose, to rest upon. ..."

2. The Common Law by Robert William Chambers (1911)
"lean back on me. You must let me help you to the house." " Thank you—J won't go in. ... lean back ..."

3. Secwana Dictionary: Secwana-English and English-Secwana by John Tom Brown (1895)
"... to lean back, as the upper part of body, ... to cause the head to lean back so as to look up, ..."

4. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1903)
"After meal time, and while the boy played about, this old woman would put away something around their lean-back.' She kept doing this until the boy ..."

5. The Tribune Book of Open-air Sports by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Henry Hall (1887)
"To stop, gather the horse, lean back a little in the saddle, raise the hand gently bringing it toward ... The military rider does not lean back in starting. ..."

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