lean back

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to lie back)
a. reclinarse
We were leaning back on the hammock, and, suddenly it flipped over.Nos reclinábamos en la hamaca y, de pronto, se dio vuelta.
b. recostarse
Lean back on the recliner and I will massage your feet.Recuéstate en el sillón abatible y te masajearé los pies.
c. retreparse
The teacher doesn't like that her students lean back in their chairs.A la profesora no le gusta que sus estudiantes se retrepen en sus sillas.
d. respaldarse
Don't lean back against the railing. It isn't stable.No te respaldes contra la baranda. No es estable.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to incline)
a. reclinar
The flight attendant told the passenger not to lean his seat back.La azafata le dijo al pasajero que no reclinara su asiento.
b. recostar
It hurts my neck when I lean my head back.Me duele el cuello cuando recuesto la cabeza.
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lean back
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. reclinarse
lean back
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
reclinarse; recostarse
old technology term really; monitor, but I would leave out: GB
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