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Lean vs. Leave

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  • Lean (verb)

    To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating.

    "a leaning column"

    "She leaned out of the window."

  • Lean (verb)

    To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; with to, toward, etc.

    "I'm leaning towards voting Conservative in the next election."

  • Lean (verb)

    To rest or rely, for support, comfort, etc.; with on, upon, or against.

  • Lean (verb)

    To hang outwards.

  • Lean (verb)

    To press against.

  • Lean (verb)

    To thin out (a fuel-air mixture): to reduce the fuel flow into the mixture so that there is more air or oxygen.

  • Lean (verb)

    To conceal.

  • Lean (noun)

    An inclination away from the vertical.

    "The trees had various leans toward gaps in the canopy."

  • Lean (noun)

    Meat with no fat on it.

  • Lean (noun)

    A recreational drug based on codeine-laced promethazine cough syrup, popular in the hip hop community in the southeastern United States.

  • Lean (adjective)

    Slim; not fleshy.

    "lithe|svelte|willowy|Thesaurus:slender"

  • Lean (adjective)

    Having little fat.

    "lean steak cuts"

  • Lean (adjective)

    Having little extra or little to spare; scanty; meagre.

    "insufficient|scarce|sparse|Thesaurus:inadequate"

    "a lean budget"

    "a lean harvest"

  • Lean (adjective)

    Having a low proportion or concentration of a desired substance or ingredient.

    "deficient|dilute|poor"

    "rich"

    "A lean ore hardly worth mining."

    "Running on too lean a fuel-air mixture will cause, among other problems, your internal combustion engine to heat up too much."

  • Lean (adjective)

    Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; opposed to fat.

    "lean copy, matter, or type"

  • Lean (adjective)

    Efficient, economic, frugal, agile, slimmed-down; pertaining to the modern industrial principles of "lean manufacturing"

    "lean management"

    "lean manufacturing"

    "Alcoa is now a lean and agile enterprise, after having split last year into two entities."

  • Leave (verb)

    To have a consequence or remnant.

  • Leave (verb)

    To cause or allow (something) to remain as available; to refrain from taking (something) away; to stop short of consuming or otherwise depleting (something) entirely.

    "I left my car at home and took a bus to work."

    "The ants did not leave so much as a crumb of bread."

    "There's not much food left. We'd better go to the shops."

  • Leave (verb)

    To cause, to result in.

    "The lightning left her dazzled for several minutes."

    "Infantile paralysis left him lame for the rest of his life."

  • Leave (verb)

    To depart; to separate from.

  • Leave (verb)

    To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver, with a sense of withdrawing oneself.

    "Leave your hat in the hall."

    "We should leave the legal matters to lawyers."

    "I left my sewing and went to the window to watch the falling snow."

  • Leave (verb)

    To let be or do without interference.

    "I left him to his reflections."

    "I leave my hearers to judge."

  • Leave (verb)

    To depart from; to end one's connection or affiliation with.

    "I left the country and I left my wife."

  • Leave (verb)

    To end one's membership in (a group); to terminate one's affiliation with (an organization); to stop participating in (a project).

    "I left the band."

  • Leave (verb)

    To transfer something.

  • Leave (verb)

    To depart; to go away from a certain place or state.

    "I think you'd better leave."

  • Leave (verb)

    To transfer possession of after death.

    "When my father died, he left me the house."

  • Leave (verb)

    To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit.

    "I'll leave the car in the station so you can pick it up there."

  • Leave (verb)

    To remain (behind); to stay.

  • Leave (verb)

    To stop, desist from; to "leave off" (+ noun / gerund).

  • Leave (verb)

    To give leave to; allow; permit; let; grant.

  • Leave (verb)

    To produce leaves or foliage.

  • Leave (verb)

    To raise; to levy.

  • Leave (noun)

    The action of the batsman not attempting to play at the ball.

  • Leave (noun)

    The arrangement of balls in play that remains after a shot is made (which determines whether the next shooter — who may be either the same player, or an opponent — has good options, or only poor ones).

  • Leave (noun)

    Permission to be absent; time away from one's work.

    "I've been given three weeks' leave by my boss."

  • Leave (noun)

    Permission.

    "Might I beg leave to accompany you?"

    "The applicant now seeks leave to appeal and, if leave be granted, to appeal against these sentences."

  • Leave (noun)

    Farewell, departure.

    "I took my leave of the gentleman without a backward glance."

Wiktionary
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  • Lean (verb)

    be in or move into a sloping position

    "he leaned back in his chair"

  • Lean (verb)

    incline from the perpendicular and rest for support against (something)

    "a man was leaning against the wall"

  • Lean (verb)

    cause something to rest against

    "he leaned his elbows on the table"

  • Lean (noun)

    a deviation from the perpendicular; an inclination

    "the vehicle has a definite lean to the left"

  • Lean (noun)

    the lean part of meat

    "the man who eats no fat and the wife who eats no lean"

  • Lean (adjective)

    (of a person or animal) thin, especially healthily so; having no superfluous fat

    "his lean, muscular body"

  • Lean (adjective)

    (of meat) containing little fat

    "lean bacon"

  • Lean (adjective)

    (of an industry or company) efficient and with no wastage

    "staff were pruned, ostensibly to produce a leaner and fitter organization"

  • Lean (adjective)

    offering little reward, substance, or nourishment; meagre

    "the lean winter months"

    "keep a small reserve to tide you over the lean years"

  • Lean (adjective)

    (of a vaporized fuel mixture) having a high proportion of air

    "lean air-to-fuel ratios"

  • Leave (verb)

    go away from

    "the England team left for Pakistan on Monday"

    "we were almost the last to leave"

    "she left London on June 6"

  • Leave (verb)

    depart from permanently

    "at the age of sixteen he left home"

  • Leave (verb)

    cease attending (a school or college) or working for (an organization)

    "she is leaving the BBC after 20 years"

  • Leave (verb)

    allow or cause to remain

    "the parts he disliked he would alter and the parts he didn't dislike he'd leave"

  • Leave (verb)

    remain to be used or dealt with

    "we've even got one of the Christmas puddings left over from last year"

    "a retired person with no mortgage left to pay"

  • Leave (verb)

    go away from a place without taking (someone or something)

    "women had been left behind in the struggle for pay equality"

    "we had not left any of our belongings behind"

  • Leave (verb)

    abandon (a spouse or partner)

    "her boyfriend left her for another woman"

  • Leave (verb)

    have as (a surviving relative) after one's death

    "he leaves a wife and three children"

  • Leave (verb)

    bequeath (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will

    "he left £500 to the National Asthma Campaign"

    "Cornelius had left her fifty pounds a year for life"

  • Leave (verb)

    cause (someone or something) to be in a particular state or position

    "I'll leave the door open"

    "he'll leave you in no doubt about what he thinks"

    "the children were left with feelings of loss"

  • Leave (verb)

    let (someone) do or deal with something without offering help or assistance

    "infected people are often rejected by family and friends, leaving them to face this chronic condition alone"

  • Leave (verb)

    cause to remain as a trace or record

    "they leave the impression that they can be bullied"

    "dark fruit that would leave purple stains on the table napkins"

  • Leave (verb)

    deposit or entrust to be kept, collected, or attended to

    "she left a note for me"

  • Leave (verb)

    entrust a decision, choice, or action to (someone else, especially someone considered better qualified)

    "the choice of which link to take is generally left up to the reader"

  • Leave (verb)

    (of a plant) put out new leaves

    "trees leaved, wild flowers burst in profusion on the far side of the lake"

  • Leave (noun)

    (in snooker, croquet, and other games) the position in which a player leaves the balls for the next player.

  • Leave (noun)

    time when one has permission to be absent from work or from duty in the armed forces

    "Joe was home on leave"

    "maternity leave"

  • Leave (noun)

    permission

    "leave from the court to commence an action"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Lean

    To conceal.

  • Lean

    To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.

  • Lean (verb)

    To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column.

  • Lean (verb)

    To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; - with to, toward, etc.

  • Lean (verb)

    To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; - with on, upon, or against.

  • Lean (adjective)

    Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; slim; not plump; slender; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.

  • Lean (adjective)

    Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; - used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages.

  • Lean (adjective)

    Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; - opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.

  • Lean (noun)

    That part of flesh which consists principally of muscle without the fat.

  • Lean (noun)

    Unremunerative copy or work.

  • Leave (verb)

    To send out leaves; to leaf; - often with out.

  • Leave (verb)

    To depart; to set out.

  • Leave (verb)

    To cease; to desist; to leave off.

  • Leave

    To raise; to levy.

  • Leave

    To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.

  • Leave

    To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.

  • Leave

    To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.

  • Leave

    To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.

  • Leave

    To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.

  • Leave

    To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit - with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators.

  • Leave

    To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece.

  • Leave

    to cause to be; - followed by an adjective or adverb describing a state or condition; as, the losses due to fire leave me penniless; The cost of defending himself left Bill Clinton with a mountain of lawyers' bills.

  • Leave (noun)

    Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.

  • Leave (noun)

    The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; - used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Lean (noun)

    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical;

    "the tower had a pronounced tilt"

    "the ship developed a list to starboard"

    "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

  • Lean (verb)

    to incline or bend from a vertical position;

    "She leaned over the banister"

  • Lean (verb)

    cause to lean or incline;

    "He leaned his rifle against the wall"

  • Lean (verb)

    have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined;

    "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"

    "These dresses run small"

    "He inclined to corpulence"

  • Lean (verb)

    rely on for support;

    "We can lean on this man"

  • Lean (verb)

    cause to lean to the side;

    "Erosion listed the old tree"

  • Lean (adjective)

    lacking excess flesh;

    "you can't be too rich or too thin"

    "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"

  • Lean (adjective)

    lacking in mineral content or combustible material;

    "lean ore"

    "lean fuel"

  • Lean (adjective)

    containing little excess;

    "a lean budget"

    "a skimpy allowance"

  • Lean (adjective)

    low in mineral content;

    "a lean ore"

  • Lean (adjective)

    not profitable or prosperous;

    "a lean year"

  • Leave (noun)

    the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty;

    "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

  • Leave (noun)

    permission to do something;

    "she was granted leave to speak"

  • Leave (noun)

    the act of departing politely;

    "he disliked long farewells"

    "he took his leave"

    "parting is such sweet sorrow"

  • Leave (verb)

    go away from a place;

    "At what time does your train leave?"

    "She didn't leave until midnight"

    "The ship leaves at midnight"

  • Leave (verb)

    go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness;

    "She left a mess when she moved out"

    "His good luck finally left him"

    "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"

    "she wept thinking she had been left behind"

  • Leave (verb)

    act or be so as to become in a specified state;

    "The inflation left them penniless"

    "The president's remarks left us speechless"

  • Leave (verb)

    leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking;

    "leave it as is"

    "leave the young fawn alone"

    "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"

  • Leave (verb)

    move out of or depart from;

    "leave the room"

    "the fugitive has left the country"

  • Leave (verb)

    make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain;

    "This leaves no room for improvement"

    "The evidence allows only one conclusion"

    "allow for mistakes"

    "leave lots of time for the trip"

    "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"

  • Leave (verb)

    result in;

    "The water left a mark on the silk dress"

    "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

  • Leave (verb)

    remove oneself from an association with or participation in;

    "She wants to leave"

    "The teenager left home"

    "She left her position with the Red Cross"

    "He left the Senate after two terms"

    "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

  • Leave (verb)

    put into the care or protection of someone;

    "He left the decision to his deputy"

    "leave your child the nurse's care"

  • Leave (verb)

    leave or give by will after one's death;

    "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"

    "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

  • Leave (verb)

    have left or have as a remainder;

    "That left the four of us"

    "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

  • Leave (verb)

    be survived by after one's death;

    "He left six children"

    "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

  • Leave (verb)

    tell or deposit (information) knowledge;

    "give a secret to the Russians"

    "leave your name and address here"

  • Leave (verb)

    leave behind unintentionally;

    "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"

    "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"

Princeton's WordNet
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