One Word Sunday Challenge – Lean

….this word can be either an adjective, a verb or a noun

Definition of lean

intransitive verb 1a: to incline, deviate, or bend from a vertical positionHe leaned back in his chair.b: to cast one’s weight to one side for support lean on me as we walk. 2: to rely for support or inspiration preferred not to lean on his father in building a career— Current Biography 3: to incline in opinion, taste, or desire leaning toward a career in chemistry

transitive verbto cause to lean INCLINE The boy leaned his head on his mother’s shoulder. lean on: to apply pressure to They were leaning on the governor to pass the law.

lean noun (1)

Definition of leanthe act or an instance of leaningINCLINATION

lean adjective

Definition of lean 1a: lacking or deficient in flesh b: containing little or no fat lean meat 2: lacking richness, sufficiency, or productiveness lean profits the lean years 3: deficient in an essential or important quality or ingredient: such as a of ore containing little valuable mineral b: low in combustible component —used especially of fuel mixtures 4: characterized by economy (as of style, expression, or operation)


Thanks to Debbie Smyth for hosting Sunday One Word Challenge

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