lean back against (someone or something)

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lean back against (someone or something)

1. To rest, press, or prop against someone or something while bending or reclining backwards. She leaned back against the tree and closed her eyes for a few minutes. I started leaning back against the man to push him out of the doorway.
2. To rest, press, or prop someone or something against someone or something while bending or reclining backwards. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lean" and "back." I leaned the injured man back against the wall so he could tell me what happened. Just lean the mirror back against the sofa while we're painting the wall.
See also: back, lean
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'Well, as you know I ended up in the Balearics, but the weather played havoc with Bully's overactive sweat glands' I lean back against the pillow.
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I lean back against the window of my new room, which faces the front of the hotel, whistling an aria from La Traviata, while Bertha folds back the sheets.
It is also little wonder that on more than one occasion he had to lean back against the wall of the Asylum (how appropriate) for a breather.
Like children, they believe in this story that comforts them and lulls them to sleep as they lean back against the rough wall.
Balanced on one sturdy limb, I was able to lean back against another so that I was more or less in a standing position.
I can rest easily here; my feet are on a firm surface and I can lean back against the rock and relax.
Scratch your bear back this way: Lean back against a smooth wall, then slowly bend your knees so your back slides down along the wall.
While the rider can comfortably lean back against a lumbar support and hold lower handlebars, the rider's feet are far below the height of the saddle, allowing the rider to have a similar pedal stroke to traditional bicycle designs.
Then you lean back against the bar with your pounds 4.50 half-pint of beer, look around - and realise there isn't a famous person in sight.
Have him lean back against your legs as you press into his shoulders with your palms.
I lean back against Dad's legs and look up at the sky.
There was enough room for two or three people to stretch out on the bare rock, or lean back against a tree.