lean across (someone or something)

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lean across (someone or something)

To stretch oneself across (someone or something), often while leaning on one's hand, elbow, etc. The student had to lean across several classmates to hand his assignment to the teacher. Will you please pass these papers down the aisle so I don't have to lean across? She leaned across the table to wipe the food from the child's face.
See also: across, lean
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Johnny Heinhold leaned across the bar and whispered in my ear s "He's got it in for you.
Anne leaned across the table and took Marilla's face in her hands.
She leaned across the table towards him so that the roses in her large hat almost brushed his forehead.
The fair girl, who had overheard, leaned across. The shade of newly awakened interest in her face, and the curve of her lips as she spoke, added to her charm.
The former leaned across the rail, wishing for the hour that would bring him relief.
The count leaned across the table, and struck the man full in the mouth with his open palm, and then the others closed in between them.
After a strained moment of silence, he leaned across and said, very quietly, but watching the effect of each word upon the face of him he had sent for, "Alan, in a locked room at the top of this house, a room to which nobody but myself has access, a dead man is seated at a table.
Next, he leaned across the barbed wire and handed down the five sticks of tobacco.
Penelope, who overheard, laughed softly and leaned across the table.
Stelly leaned across to the captain's side and said, "You going to trust her, cap?
During Saturday's Sandown contest Roaring Lion leaned across in the closing stages to interfere with Saxon Warrior, although no alterations were made to the placings - as was widely expected.
At one point, Victoria, 44, leaned across the magazine executive to touch her husband's arm.
Alan Parker: "They both leaned across (the table), conspiratorially, and said, 'Alan, we're thinking of going into film, and today we are going to discover you.'"
Immediately following the conference, while cameras were still broadcasting live, Aoun leaned across his lectern and said angrily to Akiki, "Next time, I will ask MTV to send someone else instead of you."
I leaned across the stairs, put my arms out and fell onto a crash mat.