lean down

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lean down

1. To bend lower or toward the ground. Someone pushed me while I was leaning down to pick up a piece of paper. I had to lean down to get through the tiny door.
2. To bend someone or something lower or toward the ground. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lean" and "down." Would you mind leaning that lamp down so I can see what I'm working on? I had leaned the toddler down so he could reach the toy he had dropped on the ground.
See also: down, lean
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lean down

to bend over. Lean down and tie your shoe before you trip. He leaned down and picked something up from the floor.
See also: down, 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 ?
All night long she sang with her breast against the thorn, and the cold crystal Moon leaned down and listened.
It is so beautiful that I am sure it has a long Latin name"; and he leaned down and plucked it.
His right hand held her left, and he pressed her arm close against his heart as he leaned down towards her.
But, ye see, the boat'll set ye ashore at the town pier, and that's but a penny stonecast from Rankeillor's house." And here he suddenly leaned down and whispered in my ear: "Take care of the old tod;[9] he means mischief.
Jo leaned down to kiss the tranquil face, and with that silent kiss, she dedicated herself soul and body to Beth.
The Prince leaned down and put his face in --right up to the ears.
I leaned down, and her calm face was like a statue's.
And as she leaned down to drink, the lock of hair fell from her bosom, and floated away with the water.
She laid her hand on his shoulder, and repeated, "I am ready!" Still he was motionless; and with a sudden confused fear, she leaned down to him, took off his velvet cap, and leaned her cheek close to his head, crying in a distressed tone--
Equally indolent were the motions of the Mosula youth as he drew his skiff beneath an overhanging limb of a great tree that leaned down to implant a farewell kiss upon the bosom of the departing water, caressing with green fronds the soft breast of its languorous love.
At the foot of the path the copper man leaned down and tossed aside with ease the rocks that encumbered the way.
Polly did not know that this was why he leaned down so often to speak to her, with an expression which she did not understand but liked very much nevertheless.
& leaned down below the dash to look for the metal plate or a kind
I went over to his bed and leaned down towards him to place my hand on the top of his head and I rubbed his chest saying, "I'm here.
"And he shook hands with me and then leaned down and said: 'I really need to learn how to say that -- brill-iant!'."