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lean
[liːn]
adjective
1. delgado(a) (person); magro(a) (meat)
2. de escasez (year); escaso(a) (harvest)
transitive verb
también:
  • to lean something against something apoyar algo contra algo (británico)
intransitive verb
1. inclinarse (building)
  • to lean on/against something apoyarse en/contra algo
  • to lean on somebody (sentido figurado) apoyarse en alguien; (rely on) presionar a alguien (pressurize)
  • to lean out of the window asomarse a la ventana
lean [liːn] leaned leant
intransitive verb
1 (slope) inclinarse; ladearse
to lean to(wards) the left/right estar inclinado hacia la izquierda/derecha; (Pol) inclinarse hacia la izquierda/la derecha; to lean towards sb's opinion inclinarse por la opinión de algn
2 (for support) apoyarse
to lean on/against sth apoyarse en/contra algo; to lean on sb apoyarse en algn; (put pressure on) presionar a algn; to lean on sb for support contar con el apoyo de algn
transitive verb
to lean a ladder/a bicycle against a wall apoyar una escala/una bicicleta contra una pared; to lean one's head on sb's shoulder apoyar la cabeza en el hombro de algn
lean [liːn]
adjective
leaner (comparative)leanest (superlative)
1 (slim) [+person, body] delgado; enjuto
Their bodies were lean, their muscles toned by boxing lessons Like most athletes, she was lean and muscular She watched the tall, lean figure step into the car He was forty years old, a lean, handsome man
[+animal] flaco
lean, hungry wolves circled the encampment
companies will need to be leaner in order to compete las compañías tendrán que racionalizarse para ser más competitivas
...cutting corporate flab and building leaner companies
2 (not prosperous) [+times] difícil; [+harvest] pobre
Analysts warn of lean times ahead to go through a lean [patch] With fewer tourists in town, the taxi trade is going through its leanest patch for 30 years Shearer is going through a lean patch with only three goals in the last ten games
to have a lean time of it pasar por una mala racha
he's had a pretty lean time of it recently
lean years años (m) de vacas flacas
...dividend payments that increased little during the company's lean years in the early 1980s The potential for profit was still good despite some lean years those were lean years that followed
3 (not fatty) [+meat] magro; sin grasa
I only eat lean meat It is a beautiful meat, very lean and tender ...the leanest ground beef you can get
4 (Aut)
lean mixture mezcla (f) pobre
noun
(Cookery) magro (m)
Verb Conjugations for leer
Gerund: leyendo
Participle: leído
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yoleoleíleíaleeríaleeré
leesleísteleíasleeríasleerás
él/ella/Ud.leeleyóleíaleeríaleerá
nosotrosleemosleímosleíamosleeríamosleeremos
vosotrosleéisleísteisleíaisleeríaisleeréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.leenleyeronleíanleeríanleerán
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