lean forward


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lean forward

1. To bend or incline toward a position in front of something or oneself. I leaned forward to grab my essay from the professor. The tree leaned so far forward in the wind that I would it would break.
2. To bend or tilt someone or something forward. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lean" and "forward." The doctor leaned the man forward to examine the wound on his lower back. I leaned the box forward to try to read the label on the bottom.
See also: forward, lean

lean something forward

to tilt or bend something forward. Lean the board forward a little bit, please. Someone leaned this panel forward a little too much.
See also: forward, lean

lean forward

to bend forward. Lean forward a minute so I can put a cushion behind your back. When Betsy leaned forward, she lost her balance and fell.
See also: forward, lean
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Whether it be live news, major sporting events, awards shows or new episodes of the latest cult favorite series, audiences around the world lean forward to watch together.
6) If you lean forward to see the screen adjust the screen resolution to a larger setting through the control panel and get your glasses adjusted if you wear them.
3 Wall pushup Stand a little farther than arms' length from the wall, lean forward, and place your palms flat against the wall at shoulder height and shoulder-width apart.
Among the three major publisher websites RAMP analyzed, lean-forward features generated on average 70% to 300% more time on site than users who did not use lean forward features, or where such features were not available.
One discrepancy: his computer model was able to lean forward 12 degrees without lifting its heels, while real people were only able to lean two-thirds as much -- 8 degrees.
MSNBC has been running promotional spots for its programming that includes the slogan "Lean Forward." They're probably using that direction because an ideologically precise instruction would be "Lean Left," and that wouldn't be particularly PC.
Every time you lean forward to read the weight you keep putting your foot on the scale."
They lean forward, you lean forward, they cross their arms, you do the same.
People may lean forward onto supermarket trolleys and can cycle well but cannot walk.
These are all technologies which I want the Air Force to lean forward and bring to American technology advances to keep us well in front of all the technologies in the world.
You can use your hands for support on the surface, but do not lean forward or backward.
You could try facing the wall with your knees bent in the parallel position, extend one leg back with a straight knee and gently press the heel to the ground as you lean forward. Hold up to two minutes with your hands on the wall, then switch to the other side.
After they have told me what their paper is about and what they want to really focus on, I lean forward to read the paper.
The riders stand on the machines and lean forward slightly to travel.