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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 He leans heavily on his family.
  2. 2to 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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