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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One of them sat down on a stool and leaned back against the ropes.
As for Stephen, he leaned back against the framework of the conservatory, dizzy with the conflict of passions,--love, rage, and confused despair; despair at his want of self-mastery, and despair that he had offended Maggie.
Nioche took it and leaned back against the wall, holding it a moment and looking up at him.
She turned fearfully pale, and leaned back against the wall, looking at her husband in dead silence.
He turned and leaned back against the window, but, in spite of his usual listless manner, they almost fancied that the face in shadow was a little pale.
On the other hand, it is obvious that most of them are fools." He moved aside a couple of paces and, folding his arms on his breast, leaned back against the stone pillar of the gate.
We both leaned back against the park bench and looked up into the wild blue yonder.
He leaned back against Jesus' chest and said to Him, "Master, who is it?" Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it." So He dipped the morsel and took it and handed it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot.
Ryan Tyler leaned back against the wall of the lift.
Just then, Young grunted as he leaned back against a strike, and he said, "Get the net.
My guest from New York leaned back against a fender, then looked up and slowly shook his head as he unloaded his shotgun.
Pulling up to the pump, I shut off the engine, left my cell phone in the car, grounded myself on the bare metal of the pump before filling the tank, leaned back against my car to take a breather, closed my eyes and let my guard down in the process.
While the home fans were twitching in their seats, especially when United sub Stuart Armstrong rattled a post with a rasping drive, Smith simply leaned back against his old perch at the side of his dugout with his arms folded and counted the clock down.
Sitting at his guard post, he leaned back against a tree ...