Definition of lean on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


lean on

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    lean on somebody


    lean on something

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  1. 1to depend on somebody/something for help and support synonym rely He leans heavily on his family.
  2. 2to try to influence somebody by threatening them The government has been leaning on the TV company not to broadcast the show.
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