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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Jerry rises, very slow, and leans across the table and clips the kid brother one side of the ear-'ole.
As Ben smiles at the attention, Kendall leans across and cosies up to him.
In the mouth, a lemon citrus initially leans across the palate that carries a crisp mineral tang which drives all the way through to the fresh, persistent finish in this wine with impeccable organic credentials.
DEMAND Crack addict Hunter leans across the counter to grab cash from Craig Winton
Whenever I write she leans across the table takes the paper; she reads
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Towards the end of the clip Fox appears topless wearing just a pair of skin-tight white Armani Jeans as she seductively leans across the back of the sofa.
"His coach leans across and asks, 'Any regrets, Eric - that you are not down there with them?' Eric nods and replies, 'Regrets, yes -no doubts though!"'
Nick (Adam Rickitt), leans across the table to offer a friendly birthday peck on the cheek to Leanne, played by gorgeous Jane Danson.
'As I say this he leans across and headbutts me to the ground.
When he talks, he leans across the table and stares into your eves chewing boyishly on a straw.
To which Dafydd Wigley leans across and soothes: "Good idea, Alun.
Satan leans across the sky and remembers his revolt against God in heaven.
Towards the end of the clip Fox appears topless wearing just a pair of skin-tight white Armarni Jeans as she seductively leans across the back of the sofa.