lean across

lean across someone or something

to incline oneself across someone or something. She leaned across me to reach the telephone and spilled my wine. Laura leaned across the table and knocked my coffee over.
See also: across, lean
References in classic literature ?
Still in the same moment, I saw the prisoner start up, lean across his captor, and pull the cloak from the neck of the shrinking sitter in the galley.
To reach the branch and its sticky buds Edith would have had to stand on the stump of a tree by the bank and lean across, and then hook the branch down with her umbrella.
At the summit in Istanbul, Mr Bush was seen to lean across and whisper to Mr Blair to give him the news after receiving confirmation from US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that the transfer had gone through.
Lean across, it says, look your host in the eye and ask nicely, and your tipple will duly come your way.
So the next time a mobile phone goes off in the cinema or at your favourite restaurant, lean across to the offender, gently prise the phone from his gasp and chuck it out the nearest window.
Moffatt, riding Candy Twist for trainer Ron Thompson, appeared to lean across and tried to hit Dean Mernagh, riding the appropriately named On The Mat, with his whip.
Being short, I prefer side-opening doors for loading and unloading, so I do not have to lean across a flip-down tailgate.
We will continue to aggressively implement lean across the company, and thank Marc for his many contributions.
They flicker irritatingly at eye-level, they singe the hair on my arms when I lean across the table to reach the sprouts, they've burned a hole in my grandmother's sideboard and generally led me a merry dance.
When working on the ladder, never lean across to reach - always move the ladder so you can reach without stretching.
IN a snooker match the player sometimes has to lean across the table.
In addition, we have found that these enterprises are more likely to extend Lean across the enterprise, support these initiatives with both education and performance management capabilities, and adopt technology solutions at both enterprise and line of business levels.
Last month, we revealed a woman driving a Land Rover had allowed a young girl not wearing a seatbelt to lean across her and steer the wheel.
He holds the steering wheel with his knee and has to lean across himself with his right hand when the time comes to change gear.