leant leant  /ˈli ənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
  2. (v) to incline or bend from a vertical position
  3. (v) cause to lean or incline
  4. (v) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
  5. (v) rely on for support
  6. (v) cause to lean to the side
  7. (adj) lacking excess flesh
  8. (adj) lacking in mineral content or combustible material
  9. (adj) containing little excess
  10. (adj) not profitable or prosperous

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Usage(s):

  1. I leant out the window.
  2. By the end of the night, after absorbing Weber's instruction and concoctions, we leant a bit more heavily on the walnut-colored bar.
  3. Chanted over and over again at high volume, this war whoop leant to the bleachers an air of sophistication.

News

  • Frustrated Rory McIlroy blows his top and breaks club at U.S. Open

    Rory McIlroy faces a fine after he blew his top and bent a club in frustration as his US Open hopes suffered a horrible death on Sunday. McIlroy was completely out of contention in a tournament won by England’s Justin Rose when he leant on a club so hard that he bent it out of shape.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. "I remember the incident clearly," Fàbregas said. "It was four years ago and I leant over to Michael Ballack, who was playing for Bayern Munich at the time, and I shouted at him because I felt like I did not make a bad tackle and I felt that...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Cesc Fabregas Source: Times Online

  2. "I wasn't going to move. I would have just stood there and stared until the bell rings for the fight," Hatton said. "He just leant on me a little bit and I just leant on him back and he didn't like it. He was trying to come across and...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Ricky Hatton Source: The Times

  3. "We were lying on the beach under the stars with some wine and I remember thinking to myself that I don't want to be on my death bed and turn around and think, 'that was the girl who got away'," Gillies said. "So I leant over and kissed her...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Ben Gillies Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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