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lean in

To bend or incline closer to the interior or central point of something, such as a structure, classroom, group of people, etc. I had to lean in to hear what the professor was saying. We all leaned in to look at the specimen in the tank. Water damage has caused the wall in our living room to start leaning in.
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lean in (to something)

to incline or press into something. You have to lean into the wind when you walk or you will be blown over. As you walk into the wind, lean in a little bit. The north wall of the barn leans in a little. Is it going to fall?
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