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I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
Julie Andrews

Meaning of "lean on" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LEAN ON

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEAN ON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lean on is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb lean on in English.

WHAT DOES LEAN ON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of lean on in the English dictionary

The definition of lean on in the dictionary is Also: lean upon. to depend on for advice, support, etc. Other definition of lean on is to exert pressure on, as by threats or intimidation.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LEAN ON

PRESENT

Present
I lean on
you lean on
he/she/it leans on
we lean on
you lean on
they lean on
Present continuous
I am leaning on
you are leaning on
he/she/it is leaning on
we are leaning on
you are leaning on
they are leaning on
Present perfect
I have leaned on
you have leaned on
he/she/it has leaned on
we have leaned on
you have leaned on
they have leaned on
Present perfect continuous
I have been leaning on
you have been leaning on
he/she/it has been leaning on
we have been leaning on
you have been leaning on
they have been leaning on
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I leaned on
you leaned on
he/she/it leaned on
we leaned on
you leaned on
they leaned on
Past continuous
I was leaning on
you were leaning on
he/she/it was leaning on
we were leaning on
you were leaning on
they were leaning on
Past perfect
I had leaned on
you had leaned on
he/she/it had leaned on
we had leaned on
you had leaned on
they had leaned on
Past perfect continuous
I had been leaning on
you had been leaning on
he/she/it had been leaning on
we had been leaning on
you had been leaning on
they had been leaning on
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will lean on
you will lean on
he/she/it will lean on
we will lean on
you will lean on
they will lean on
Future continuous
I will be leaning on
you will be leaning on
he/she/it will be leaning on
we will be leaning on
you will be leaning on
they will be leaning on
Future perfect
I will have leaned on
you will have leaned on
he/she/it will have leaned on
we will have leaned on
you will have leaned on
they will have leaned on
Future perfect continuous
I will have been leaning on
you will have been leaning on
he/she/it will have been leaning on
we will have been leaning on
you will have been leaning on
they will have been leaning on
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would lean on
you would lean on
he/she/it would lean on
we would lean on
you would lean on
they would lean on
Conditional continuous
I would be leaning on
you would be leaning on
he/she/it would be leaning on
we would be leaning on
you would be leaning on
they would be leaning on
Conditional perfect
I would have lean on
you would have lean on
he/she/it would have lean on
we would have lean on
you would have lean on
they would have lean on
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been leaning on
you would have been leaning on
he/she/it would have been leaning on
we would have been leaning on
you would have been leaning on
they would have been leaning on
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lean on
we let´s lean on
you lean on
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lean on
Past participle
leaned on
Present Participle
leaning on
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEAN ON

leakless
leakproof
leaky
leal
leally
lealty
leam
Leamington Spa
lean
lean manufacturing
lean over backwards
lean-burn
lean-burn engine
lean-to
Leander
leaning
Leaning Tower of Pisa
leanly
leanness
leant

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEAN ON

bargain on
be borne in on
cotton on
go down on
happen on
have a down on
in on
keep a tight rein on
let in on
run on
sign on
turn on

Synonyms and antonyms of lean on in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lean on» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEAN ON

Find out the translation of lean on to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lean on from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lean on» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

靠着
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contar con
570 millions of speakers

English

lean on
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सहारा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَسْتَنِدُ عَلَى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полагаться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encostar-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দারিদ্র্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s’appuyer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

bersandar pada
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verlassen (sich)
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

おどす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의지하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mimpin ing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dựa vào
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாய்ந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कलणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sıkıştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

appoggiarsi a
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oprzeć się
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

покладатися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a se bizui pe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βασίζομαι σε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

leun
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stödja (sig) på
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

støtte (seg) på
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lean on

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEAN ON»

The term «lean on» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.012 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEAN ON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lean on

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10 QUOTES WITH «LEAN ON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lean on.
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Julie Andrews
I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
2
Bill Burr
Stand up comedy is this thing you get to do, so you have to treat it with respect. You can't just be like, 'Alright, I got my hour down, people are coming to see me now. Now, I'm going to lean on the mike stand.' No, you gotta work even harder now. You got to top what you already did. Because they'll find someone else.
3
Elizabeth Dole
My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart, reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life.
4
Mark Duplass
When you're improvising, it's fun to find something that you can lean on that is similar to your life experience. In my opinion, that's very helpful.
5
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnessary.
6
Tom Hodgkinson
I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by about the wind and the rain. I do a lot of gate-leaning while I am supposed to be gardening; instead of hoeing, I lean on the gate, stare at the vegetable beds and ponder.
7
Paul Kane
I'm fortunate in that I'm a lecturer too and this gets me out and about and away from the computer. I also have loads of friends all around the world, plus a core group of special people in my life that I can lean on, chat to, or just hang with.
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Dave Matthews
I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay.
9
Scotty McCreery
I keep a lot of my old baseball hats, and if you look in the hats I've had since I started pitching, you'll see 'Philippians 4:13' written on the brim. That's the Scripture that gets me through the day because sometimes you can't do it all by yourself. You can't do it on your own, so you lean on Him.
10
Greta Scacchi
Having had a reputation for being sexy is a great prop to lean on now.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEAN ON»

Discover the use of lean on in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lean on and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lean on Me: Ten Powerful Steps to Moving Beyond Your ...
Lean on Me couples Nancy's deeply personal story with a step-by-step guide to empower anyone to take charge of his or her own health care in the face of any life-threatening disease: Step One Embrace Change Step Two Fear Less Step Three ...
Kathryn Lynn Davis, 2006
2
Lean on Pete
A portrait of a journey - populated by a vivid cast of characters against a harsh landscape - Lean on Pete is also the unforgettable story of a friendship and of hope in dark times.
Willy Vlautin, 2010
3
Who Do I Lean On?
You can only walk forward when you learn how to lean.
Neta Jackson, 2010
4
Lean on Me: The Power of Positive Dependency in Intimate ...
Argues that codependency is a healthy, normal, and necessary phenomenon and that meaningful relationships with others strengthen and nurture us and support our self-esteem, contrary to popular myths that make codependency a totally negative ...
Marion Solomon, 1996
5
Saints to Lean on: Spiritual Companions for Illness And ...
Author Janice McGrane gives a biographical sketch of each spiritual companion and then shares how each companion faced adversity in physical, mental and emotional pain.
Janice McGrane, 2006
6
Lean on Me
"Lean on Me" is designed as a gift book in this situation--a collection of stories of people have gone through the valleys with the help of a friend or ministry. Includes space to write an encouraging note.
Kirk Franklin, 2001
7
The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-day Plan for ...
The best-selling author of Veganist outlines a weight-loss plan based on small changes designed to promote leanness without shocking the body, providing a strategic 30-day starter plan and recommendations for achieving effective, lasting ...
Kathy Freston, 2012
8
A Shoulder to Lean on
Pictorial documentary with essays inspired by the relationship between fathers and their son/daughter. Proceeds go to the non-profit organization -- The National Paralysis Foundation.
Bill Hanson, Peggy Fikac, 1998
9
Lean on Me
Five Mormon teenagers form an a cappella singing group in their senior year of high school and help each other deal with family problems, moral dilemmas, and changing personal relationships.
Jack Weyland, 1996
10
Lean on the Wind: A Collection of Poems Celebrating Life
Poet's ApologyHow else can I say what the sky is tonight, Where is there a word still unsung?There's a ribbon of gold-alas!-this is triteBut still 'tis a ribbon-far flung, From the reaches of heaven to the edge of the earth, A ribbon of ...
Patricia L Salter, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEAN ON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lean on is used in the context of the following news items.
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Major Lazer's "Lean On," Skrillex, Diplo & Bieber's "Where Are U …
Major Lazer's "Lean On" and Skrillex & Diplo's "Where Are U Now" cross a new checkpoint on the pop radio airplay chart. Two high-profile ... «HeadlinePlanet.com, Jul 15»
2
NMMU-Madibaz Lean On Balfour | www.soccerladuma.co.za
NMMU-Madibaz defender Lundi Balfour will be using his experience to help a young Madibaz team achieve their goal of finally lifting the ... «Soccer Laduma, Jul 15»
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For troubled youths, veterans offer shoulders to lean on - Chicago …
Two dozen boys wore cobalt polos and matching grins listening to the keynote speakers of their graduation ceremony. Absent from the event ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
4
New York Yankees Lean On Big Mike Against M's - Elite Sports NY
After coming away with the 4-3 victory Friday night, the New York Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the mound on Saturday afternoon. «Elite Sports NY, Jul 15»
5
Cancer: Someone will lean on you
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Expect someone to lean on you. Make it clear that you can only do so much, and offer suggestions that will help ... «Lewiston Sun Journal, Jul 15»
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Ty Dolla Sign Parties Hard On Major Lazer's 'Lean On' Remix
Ty Dolla Sign is on the remix of Major Lazer and MØ's rapturous single “Lean On,” adding a dose of entertainingly trashy realism that only he ... «Jezebel, Jul 15»
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Friday Afternoon Video: Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On - Our …
Videos · Friday Afternoon Videos. Friday Afternoon Video: Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On. By Prashanth Francis on Jul 17, 2015, 3:00p 1 ... «Our Daily Bears, Jul 15»
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FSU's offense will likely lean on balance, versatility in 2015
While it is unclear just how much Fisher will lean on Cook to carry the load (more on that later), recent history suggests that FSU is likely to ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Pro-Shot | Widespread Panic Covers Lean On Me At Red Rocks
Last week Widespread Panic unveiled a pro-shot video from their recent Red Rocks run that included a cover of Bill Withers' "Use Me." Today ... «JamBase, Jul 15»
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LD38 Divide: Dems Lean on Majority Leadership, Labor for …
LD38 Divide: Dems Lean on Majority Leadership, Labor for Fundraising Edge. Despite optics of the Primary Season, Assembly Minority Leader ... «PolitickerNJ, Jul 15»

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