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lean on

vb (intr, preposition)
1. Also: lean upon to depend on for advice, support, etc
2. informal to exert pressure on (someone), as by threats or intimidation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lean on - rest on for support; "you can lean on me if you get tired"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
Translations
spoléhat se
støtte sig til
tukeutua
osloniti se
おどす
의지하다
stödja (sig) på
พึ่งพา
dựa vào

w>lean on

vi
(= depend on) to lean on somebodysich auf jdn verlassen
(inf: = put pressure on) to lean on somebodyjdn bearbeiten (inf)or beknien (inf); they leaned on him too hardsie haben ihn zu sehr unter Druck gesetzt (inf)

lean on

يَسْتَنِدُ عَلَى spoléhat se støtte sig til verlassen (sich) βασίζομαι σε apoyarse, contar con tukeutua s’appuyer osloniti se appoggiarsi a おどす 의지하다 vertrouwen op støtte (seg) på oprzeć się confiar em, encostar-se полагаться stödja (sig) på พึ่งพา güvenmek dựa vào 靠着
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