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leant

 (lĕnt)
v. Chiefly British
A past tense and a past participle of lean1.

leant

(lɛnt)

v. Chiefly Brit.
a pp. and pt. of lean 1 .
Translations

leant

[ˈlɛnt]
pt
pp of leanlean-to [ˈliːntuː] nappentis m

lean2

(liːn) adjective
1. thin; not fat. a tall, lean man.
2. not containing much fat. lean meat.
3. poor; not producing much. a lean harvest.
ˈleanness noun
References in classic literature ?
One golden morning of a sunny day, I leant against the low stone wall that guarded a little village church, and I smoked, and drank in deep, calm gladness from the sweet, restful scene - the grey old church with its clustering ivy and its quaint carved wooden porch, the white lane winding down the hill between tall rows of elms, the thatched-roof cottages peeping above their trim-kept hedges, the silver river in the hollow, the wooded hills beyond!
He said he must drink something, however, and climbed upon the seat, and leant over to get the bottle.