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synonyms for lean on

  • believe in
  • bet on
  • build on
  • count on
  • look to
  • rely on
  • assume
  • be sure about
  • gamble on
  • reckon on
  • stake
  • trust
  • venture
  • wager
  • badger
  • bully
  • coerce
  • harass
  • hector
  • intimidate
  • oppress
  • bludgeon
  • bluster
  • bulldoze
  • cow
  • domineer
  • dragoon
  • frighten
  • overawe
  • overbear
  • threaten
  • tyrannize
  • despotize
  • lord it over
  • put heat on
  • put the chill on
  • put through the wringer
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How to use lean on in a sentence

When she got to the cadenza, he laid down his bton, and retired to lean against the door and enjoy it.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Past thirty all men begin to dry up or fatten, and he was certainly a lean person.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He was a dark impish looking fellow, as lean as Cassius and as crafty and envious as Iago.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow lean.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The tall, lean youngster wore a junior pilot's bands on the sleeves of his blue uniform.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
He had a lean, pale face and had been an astrogator until his heart left him in need of Martian gravity.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
My lean and lanky form filled out, and I became familiar with the greeting of my friends: “Why, how well you look!”
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
"Slap your saddles on them fresh hosses," he grated harshly from the back of a deep-chested, lean-flanked gray.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Lean says, "This was the first instance of such duty having been performed by an engine of that simple construction."
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LEAN ON

  • assume
  • be sure about
  • believe in
  • bet on
  • build on
  • count on
  • gamble on
  • lean on
  • look to
  • reckon on
  • rely on
  • stake
  • trust
  • venture
  • wager
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.