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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In the front, in the very center, leaning back against the orchestra rail, stood Dolokhov in a Persian dress, his curly hair brushed up into a huge shock.
Rochester exactly; and whether she won't look like Queen Boadicea, leaning back against those purple cushions.
Madame Olenska, leaning back against the boat-rail, drank in the coolness between parted lips.
Horrock eyed the stranger, who was leaning back against his stick with one hand, using his toothpick with the other, and looking about him with a certain restlessness apparently under the silence imposed on him by circumstances.
He had been leaning back against the wall looking up at the glowing dome above Omean, and when he spied me balancing upon the partition wall above him his eyes opened wide in astonishment.
He sat upright on the locker in front of the stove, with his head leaning back against the bulkhead.
Give over,' I say, pulling myself up and leaning back against the lovely soft pillow.
We all know suburban legends about guys who fired big guns while leaning back against a tree (bad idea) and suffered broken collarbones and such.
Leaning back against a chair was still uncomfortable even the next morning.
We nursed in that stadium, leaning back against our stadium seat.
She stretched her bronzed torso out as she raised her face to soak up the sunshine whilst leaning back against a wall with her assets wrapped in a pink lace trim and brown sequin design in a third shot.
lukewarm water, legs stretched, the girl leaning back against your
Qayyem's subject has thrown his legs over one arm of the chair and is leaning back against the other, just as one might fling oneself into the plush furnishings of an opulent hotel room as soon as the door has clicked shut behind the bellboy.
"Phil was leaning back against this big pile of presents, George was in the corner chanting Hari Krishna and I was trying to get the equipment ready," said Clive..