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lean vb. (physical senses, trans. and intr., occur)
1. to rely or depend “on” Meas. II. i. 49 (quibble), 2H4 I. i. 164 [their] “lives . . . Lean on your health,” Troil. III. iii. 85, Ham. IV. iii. 60 “every thing . . . That else leans on the affair.”
2. to defer Cym. I. i. 78 “lean'd unto his sentence.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 1.1
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