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Slim vs. Lean

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Slimadjective

Slender, thin.

Leanverb

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.’;

Slimadjective

(of a person or a person's build) Slender in an attractive way.

‘Movie stars are usually slim, attractive, and young.’;

Leanverb

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

‘I'm leaning towards voting Conservative in the next election.’;

Slimadjective

Designed to make the wearer appear slim.

Leanverb

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

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Slimadjective

(of an object) Long and narrow.

Leanverb

To hang outwards.

Slimadjective

(of a workforce) Of a reduced size, with the intent of being more efficient.

Leanverb

To press against.

Slimadjective

(of something abstract like a chance or margin) Very small, tiny.

‘I'm afraid your chances are quite slim.’;

Leanverb

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

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Slimadjective

Bad, of questionable quality; not strongly built, flimsy.

Leanverb

To conceal.

Slimadjective

Sly, crafty.

Leannoun

(of an object taller than its width and depth) An inclination away from the vertical.

‘The trees had various leans toward gaps in the canopy.’;

Slimnoun

A type of cigarette substantially longer and thinner than normal cigarettes.

‘I only smoke slims.’;

Leannoun

Meat with no fat on it.

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Slimnoun

AIDS, or the chronic wasting associated with its later stages.

Leannoun

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

Slimnoun

Cocaine.

Leanadjective

(of a person or animal) Slim; not fleshy.

Slimverb

(intransitive) To lose weight in order to achieve slimness.

Leanadjective

(of meat) Having little fat.

‘lean steak cuts’;

Slimverb

(transitive) To make slimmer; to reduce in size.

Leanadjective

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

‘a lean budget’; ‘a lean harvest’;

Slimadjective

Worthless; bad.

Leanadjective

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

‘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.’;

Slimadjective

Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument.

Leanadjective

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

‘lean copy, matter, or type’;

Slimadjective

Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree.

Leanadjective

(business) 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.’;

Slimverb

take off weight

Leanverb

To conceal.

Slimadjective

being of delicate or slender build;

‘she was slender as a willow shoot is slender’; ‘a slim girl with straight blonde hair’; ‘watched her slight figure cross the street’;

Leanverb

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.

Slimadjective

small in quantity;

‘slender wages’; ‘a slim chance of winning’; ‘a small surplus’;

Leanverb

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

‘They delight rather to lean to their old customs.’;

Slimadjective

(of a person or their build) gracefully thin; slender

‘her slim figure’; ‘the girls were tall and slim’;

Leanverb

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

‘He leaned not on his fathers but himself.’;

Slimadjective

(of a thing) small in width and typically long and narrow in shape

‘a slim gold band encircled her wrist’;

Leanverb

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

‘His fainting limbs against an oak he leant.’;

Slimadjective

(of a garment) cut on slender lines; designed to make the wearer appear slim

‘a pair of slim, immaculately cut trousers’;

Leanadjective

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

Slimadjective

(of a business or other organization) reduced to a smaller size in the hope that it will become more efficient

‘companies will extract all possible productivity gains from their slimmer workforces before adding people’;

Leanadjective

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.

‘Their lean and flashy songs.’; ‘What the land is, whether it be fat or lean.’; ‘Out of my lean and low abilityI'll lend you something.’;

Slimadjective

(of something abstract, especially a chance or margin) very small

‘there was just a slim chance of success’; ‘a slim majority of sixteen’;

Leanadjective

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

Slimadjective

crafty, sly, or unscrupulous.

Leannoun

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

‘The fat was so white and the lean was so ruddy.’;

Slimverb

make oneself thinner, especially by dieting

‘if he's overweight, he should slim’;

Leannoun

Unremunerative copy or work.

Slimverb

make (a person or part of the body) thinner, especially by dieting

‘how can I slim down my hips?’;

Leannoun

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’;

Slimverb

reduce (a business or other organization) to a smaller size in the hope of making it more efficient

‘restructuring and slimming down the organization’;

Leanverb

to incline or bend from a vertical position;

‘She leaned over the banister’;

Slimnoun

a course or period of slimming

‘a sponsored slim’;

Leanverb

cause to lean or incline;

‘He leaned his rifle against the wall’;

Slimnoun

a term used in parts of Africa to refer to AIDS.

Leanverb

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’;

Leanverb

rely on for support;

‘We can lean on this man’;

Leanverb

cause to lean to the side;

‘Erosion listed the old tree’;

Leanadjective

lacking excess flesh;

‘you can't be too rich or too thin’; ‘Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look’;

Leanadjective

lacking in mineral content or combustible material;

‘lean ore’; ‘lean fuel’;

Leanadjective

containing little excess;

‘a lean budget’; ‘a skimpy allowance’;

Leanadjective

low in mineral content;

‘a lean ore’;

Leanadjective

not profitable or prosperous;

‘a lean year’;

Leanverb

be in or move into a sloping position

‘he leaned back in his chair’;

Leanverb

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

‘a man was leaning against the wall’;

Leanverb

cause something to rest against

‘he leaned his elbows on the table’;

Leannoun

a deviation from the perpendicular; an inclination

‘the vehicle has a definite lean to the left’;

Leannoun

the lean part of meat

‘the man who eats no fat and the wife who eats no lean’;

Leanadjective

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

‘his lean, muscular body’;

Leanadjective

(of meat) containing little fat

‘lean bacon’;

Leanadjective

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

‘staff were pruned, ostensibly to produce a leaner and fitter organization’;

Leanadjective

offering little reward, substance, or nourishment; meagre

‘the lean winter months’; ‘keep a small reserve to tide you over the lean years’;

Leanadjective

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

‘lean air-to-fuel ratios’;

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