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"lean" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

1. delgado(a) (person); magro(a) (meat)
2. de escasez (year); escaso(a) (harvest)
verbo transitivo
  • to lean something against something -> apoyar algo contra algo (británico)
verbo intransitivo
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 [lin]
1. Flaco, magro; mezquino, necesitado.
2. Carne mollar, carne magra sin gordura.
3. Lean o leaning, inclinación, disposición, propensión.

lean [liːn] leaned leant
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
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]
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
(Cookery) magro (m)

Verb Conjugations for "lean" (go to magro)


I lean I leaned I will lean
you lean you leaned you will lean
he/she leans he/she leaned he/she will lean
we lean we leaned we will lean
you lean you leaned you will lean
they lean they leaned they will lean
Complete lean conjugation >
"lean" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

transitive verb
1. to read
  • leo el francés, pero no lo hablo -> I can read French, but I can't speak it
  • leer el pensamiento a alguien -> to read somebody's mind
intransitive verb
2. to read
  • leer en alto -> to read aloud
  • leer entre líneas (figurative) -> to read between the lines

leer [lay-err']
article & verb transitive
1. To read.
2. To lecture, to instruct publicly.
3. To read one’s thoughts.
  • Leer entre líneas -> to read between the lines
  • Leer la mano a uno -> to read somebody's palm

to read
leer el pensamiento a algn to read sb's mind o thoughts; leer la mano a algn to read sb's palm; leer los labios to lip-read; leer para sí to read to oneself
leer la cartilla a algn to tell sb off
to read
"al que leyere" "to the reader"; leer entre líneas to read between the lines; leer en voz alta to read aloud; leer en voz baja to read quietly

Verb Conjugations for "leer" (go to magro)


yo leo leí leía leería leeré
lees leíste leías leerías leerás
él/ella/Ud. lee leyó leía leería leerá
nosotros leemos leímos leíamos leeríamos leeremos
vosotros leéis leísteis leíais leeríais leeréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. leen leyeron leían leerían leerán
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