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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Stand behind the person choking, lean them forward, hit them between the shoulder blades five times with the heel of your hand.
If that doesn't work lean them forward and slap them five times between the shoulder blades.
NHS Direct advises people to stand behind the choking person to one side, support their chest with one hand, lean them forward and give five sharp blows between the shoulder blades with the heel of the hand.
Test these patients by having them sit down, then lean them forward, and look for asymmetry from the top down.
Set up as you would for a normal chip, but instead of starting with your hands even with the ball, lean them forward. This delofts the club, so the ball flies lower than normal.
The guide also warns teachers against the "seated double embrace" - where two members of staff force a pupil into a sitting position and lean them forward, while a third takes care of the head -and the "double basket-hold", which involves holding a student's arms across their chest.
Stand behind the person choking, lean them forward and hit them between the shoulder blades five times with the heel of your hand.
Stand behind the person who is choking, lean them forward, hit them between the shoulder blades five times with the heel of your hand.
a) Lean them forward, supporting them with one hand, then slap them firmly on the back.