Definition of lean on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lean on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    lean on somebody/something

     
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  1. 1to depend on someone or something for help and support synonym rely on He leans heavily on his family.
  2. 2 to try to influence someone by threatening them Lobbyists have been leaning on several members of Congress not to endorse the plan.
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