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.
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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.
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He was just going to take it when Dolokhov, leaning across, snatched it from his hand and began reading it.
Hilbery was immediately sensitive to any silence in the drawing-room, as of a dumb note in a sonorous scale, and leaning across the table she observed, in the curiously tentative detached manner which always gave her phrases the likeness of butterflies flaunting from one sunny spot to another, "D'you know, Mr.
A stout osier grew, not straight upward, but leaning across the water, shadowing the spot with its soft foliage.
In the footage, which was shown to the court, diners are seen walking past the table that McDowall and Scoular are leaning across.
"It goes without saying that leaning across a driver in any circumstances on a motorway would be an act of folly and a dangerous act.
But jailing Hayden, Judge Anthony Potter told him: "It goes without saying that leaning across a driver in any circumstances on a motorway would be an act of folly and a dangerous act.
"The jury's verdict means they couldn't be sure you deliberately drove into him, but you did drive too close to him as a consequence of opening the window and leaning across, intending to hurl abuse at him as you were still annoyed at what you believed was his bad behaviour.
A court heard she ended up opening her window and leaning across, intending to shout abuse at him, and her car "inadvertently" hit him, knocking him off his bike.
"The jury's verdict means they couldn't be sure you deliberately drove into him but you did drive too close to him as a consequence of opening the window and leaning across, intending to hurl abuse at him as you were still annoyed at what you believed was his bad behaviour.
"It does not take long to get to know people here," Illie said, leaning across to me in our half-moon booth.
Leaning across his 15-year-old son in the passenger seat, he tried to discharge a gas powered revolver-type gun, but it didn't fire.
Liverpool Crown Court heard how, armed with a revolver-like weapon which fired pellets, Geary stopped in his van and confronted Mr Byrne as he walked on crutches along a street on June 21, leaning across his 15-year-old son in the passenger seat to pull the trigger.
In one photo, she is leaning across Stevie while in another photo she positions herself on top of him, laughing as she playfully sticks her rear end in his face.
But she claimed his attitude changed when he left the office, came back in and locked the door behind him before leaning across the table and locking the door on her side.
"It was a really high-quality picture of me leaning across the seat of my vehicle.