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lean on

lean on
transitive verb phrase
1. (to depend on) 
After her husband died, Dora leaned on her brother for help with her children.Después de la muerte de su esposo, Dora se apoyó en su hermano para que la ayudara con sus hijos.
2. (to put pressure on) 
a. presionar 
Hugo leaned on Manuel to withdraw his lawsuit, or suffer the consequences.Hugo presionó a Manuel para retirar su demanda, o sufriría las consecuencias.
3. (to rest against in a sloping position) 
Elena leaned her head on her mother's chest and fell asleep.Elena reclinó la cabeza en el pecho de su madre y se quedó dormida.
4. (to support oneself on) 
Rita leaned on the wall outside the theater, waiting for the doors to open.Rita se apoyó en la pared afuera del teatro mientras esperaba que se abrieran las puertas.
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