There are 2 main translations of lean in Spanish

: lean1lean2

lean1

Pronunciation: /liːn//lent//lin/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (bend, incline)
    the tower leans to the left la torre está inclinada hacia la izquierda
    • she leaned back in her chair se echó hacia atrás / se reclinó en la silla
    • to lean forward inclinarse hacia adelante
    • don't lean out of the window no te asomes por la ventana
  • 2

    (support oneself)
    apoyarse
    to lean against sth apoyarse contra algo
    • to lean on sth/sb apoyarse en algo/algn
    • he was leaning (up) against a wall estaba apoyado / se apoyaba contra la pared
    • she leaned with her full weight against the door se echó sobre la puerta con todo su peso
    • she leaned on the desk se apoyó en el escritorio
    • One of his knees was pointed up and he leaned his face against the arm that rested upon it.
    • I lean my elbows on the sill and look down into the city.
    • He leaned his elbows on the table, and then rested his chin on his clasped hands.
    • She leaned her elbow on the old wood and rested her head on her hand.
    • I sighed and leaned my elbow on the arm rest of my chair, cupping my chin in my palm and trying to think.
    • But after that the smile left her face the woman just rested and leant her head against the wall.
    • He leans his elbow on the desk and rests his forehead in his hand, sighing.
    • I leant my bike on the side of her car and explained patiently through the window that she was going to pay for a new wheel.
    • I sighed and leaned my arms on the railing, resting my chin in my hands.
    • ‘I think I've gotten too much information tonight,’ he groaned, leaning his elbows on his knees and resting his chin in one hand.
    • Suddenly looking very, very bored, her dad leaned his elbow on the table and rested the side of his head in his hand.
    • He leaned her body against his own, rested her head on his shoulder and stroked her hair as she continued blabbering.
    • Sophie leant her elbows on her knees and cradled her chin in her hands, praying, hoping and wishing for anything to come and make things easier.
    • She rested her chin on her fist and leaned her elbow on her knee, staring into empty space and thinking.
    • They were all seated and Robert leaned forward, leaning his elbows on the table.
    • I gazed out at the stars, leaning my elbows on the edge, for awhile before answering.
    • He sat back in the chair, leaned an elbow on the table, and canted his head to rest in that hand.
    • When I used to cycle everywhere, I would lean my bike against the medieval wall at the back of my flat.
    • She leaned her elbows on the windowsill, resting her chin in her hands.
    • There's a real nice one where you can be sitting on a bale of hay and leaning your elbows on a fake barnyard fence.
  • 3

    (tend, incline)
    to lean to / toward sth
    • the party leans to the left el partido es de tendencia izquierdista
    • they appear to be leaning toward a more conciliatory approach parecería que se inclinan por un enfoque más conciliador
    • Jack was first tempted to open his garden when someone leaned over the gate to chat and was invited in.
    • One of the men leaned out the window and told a young man, aged in his teens, to give up his hat.
    • An hour later it was still there, so I went upstairs to get my camera, and leant out the window to take a picture.
    • To get to a lever on an asphalt tanker he had leaned over an engine with an unguarded rotating shaft.
    • He leaned forward and pointed to a list of five names on the second page in the folder.
    • He didn't have a clue who I was, so was quite shocked when I leant across to recite his name and address.
    • Then he said something that was obviously really important about us two, leant in close and kissed me on the cheek.
    • I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these lovely people.
    • He leant over their table like a solicitous waiter, holding his warrant card.
    • It stands 187 feet high and until 1990 was leaning over at about a 10-degree angle, the top being 17 feet further over than was originally intended.
    • I leant over and pushed a few stray hairs off her forehead and kissed her gently.
    • His son sat in the chair before the desk and leaned forward with his elbows resting on his knees.
    • She leaned forward onto her elbows and buried her face in her arms, weeping bitterly.
    • We leant into the smelly wind as we walked and it was strong enough to hold us up.
    • He'd leaned in and just whispered the words in her ear, slipping the ring onto her finger.
    • After about ten minutes of this, he let his arms fall to his sides one last time and leant back against the wall of the theatre.
    • He asked me to scratch his back and I just leaned over him and put my arms round him.
    • He leaned back in my arms, looked me in the eye, then put his head on my shoulder and started to purr.
    • Carolyn leaned forward in her plush seat as the large house came into the view at the end of the long drive.
    • He leant back in his chair, as if he was only incidentally present in the courtroom.

transitive verb

  • 1

    to lean sth against sth/sb apoyar algo contra algo/algn
    • she leaned her back against the wall apoyó la espalda / se apoyó contra la pared

noun

  • 1

    (slope)
    inclinación feminine

There are 2 main translations of lean in Spanish

: lean1lean2

lean2

delgado, adj.

Pronunciation: /liːn//lin/

adjective

  • 1

    (person/build) delgado
    (build/person) enjuto
    (animal) flaco
    lean mixture mezcla con una alta proporción de aire feminine
    • a leaner, more efficient company una compañía más eficiente con menos personal
    • a lean prose style una prosa escueta
    • The film is lean, with no unnecessary words, actions, or shots.
    • He was lean and wiry, but muscled, and there was strength in him.
    • They're also packed with protein and low in carbs and fat, so you can build muscle, stay lean, and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.
    • It is a beautifully poised and lean wine, as befits its musical signature of the shrill hunting horn.
    • If you are already lean but still want to be leaner, pay more attention to improving performance through optimal fueling and training.
    • According to fashion dictates, she is elegantly lean in a most feminine way.
    • He was more lean than muscular, though not out of shape.
    • He is still lean, despite not having played regularly since May 1999.
    • This is a gorgeous lean wine in a truly subtle Burgundian style.
    • At 180 pounds and a little under six feet, he is lean and chiseled, with balled-up biceps and pecs.
    • He was lean, and built, and he didn't look like he was from around here.
    • I would like to start with the popular story of the fat dog and the lean wolf, which was in circulation during my student days in Sambalpur in Orissa in the late 1970s.
    • The key to staying lean all over is to get enough exercise and eat healthfully.
    • I'm lean, healthy and strong, which makes me feel so much better than any amount of junk food ever could.
    • Yes, she was still lean, keen, and beautiful, yet I still knew next to nothing about her past.
    • Noyce's film is lean, making its point by maintaining a sharp focus on the humanity of its characters.
    • He was lean and supple, every bit as reptilian as birdlike.
    • He was lean from undernourishment, and had to be at least sixty-years-old.
    • However, if you're already lean, chances are you simply have muscular calves.
    • He follows this six-day cycle year-round, which allows him to keep growing yet stay lean in the offseason.
  • 2

    (meat) magro
    (meat) sin grasa
    • Red meat is also acceptable if you choose lean cuts and cut away or drain all visible fat.
    • Look for lean cuts of these meats with minimal visible fat.
    • It specialises in ‘bush tucker’, so try the Emu pate and the kangaroo steak, which tastes like lean mutton.
    • Farmed venison means we can buy this lean meat all year round.
    • For low-fat meats, choose lean cuts of meat and trim away as much visible fat as possible…
    • The meat is lean and sweet and tender enough to roast.
    • Vitamin B12 can be found in most meats - which should be eaten as lean cuts, and not in excess.
    • Try to stay away from processed foods, eat enough fruits and vegetables, and make sure your cuts of meat are lean.
    • The lean meat was cut in slivers, arranged on crisp falafel cake, and crowned with a spoonful of tangy green-pepper relish.
    • Preparing bison meat is comparable to preparing other lean meats.
    • However, if the meat is very lean or has no marinade, or if your marinade contains a lot of sugar, brush the food or grill lightly with oil to prevent sticking.
    • I have followed a new dietary program that focuses on vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and whole grains.
    • Brush with a few drops of oil if the meat is very lean.
    • Choosing lean cuts of meat and trimming off the visible fat are easy ways to avoid this problem.
    • A half cup of cooked dry beans is about the same as 1 ounce of lean meat.
    • However, today it is used primarily as a vehicle to impart flavor and moisture into a lean cut of meat.
    • If you've got the time, foods such as eggs, poultry, fish, and lean cuts of red meat are excellent sources of complete protein.
    • Her own stews were so lean that the butchers used to disappear into the meatlocker when they saw her coming.
    • You should shoot for a three-ounce portion of lean meat, which is equal in size to a deck of cards.
    • Each snack should include a whole grain, one or more fruits or vegetables and lean protein.
  • 3

    (poor)
    (winter) malo
    (harvest) malo
    (harvest) pobre
    the lean years that followed the war los años de escasez / de vacas flacas que siguieron a la guerra
    • After a lean spell with Manchester City, the former Leeds and Liverpool striker has recaptured his sharpness.
    • With a strong educational background, my future may look reasonably bright, but my present is feeling pretty lean.
    • One boat had over a hundred stone and the fishermen are now poised for a break in the weather to make some decent landings and earn some much needed cash after a very lean period.
    • But he clearly feels in no hurry to rush back in the pop scene during such lean times for dance music.
    • The money I earned from him helped me over lean periods as I lurched from one temporary job to another.
    • In southern Africa we used to take every foodstuff we could lay our hands on, dry it or salt it, and stash it away for use during the lean winter months or for travel.
    • The years between 1990 and 1997 were pretty lean.
    • Despite these efforts, times remained pretty lean for a lot of woodlot owners in the two counties.
    • My acting years were pretty lean - I wasn't any good at it, really.
    • In such lean times, we must search for crumbs of comfort.
    • And so the hoteliers in the city are planning to see this lean period off with festivals featuring mostly local cuisine or games.
    • While they may not be able to bring in the same levels of revenue as foreign tourists, they would help tourist destinations bridge over such lean times as the present.
    • Spirits during a lean spell are briefly lifted with a superb 4-2 win at struggling Leeds.
    • Throughout the lean years of the depression, Smith was never out of work.
    • When I go to see him he plays brilliantly and then has a wee lean spell but I think when you're a flair player you tend to be more inconsistent.
    • I think it is important for you to share with children how things were in the lean years of your family.
    • The next few weeks will be pretty lean till we sort things out.
    • He has less than two years to go, and even he must realise that the accomplishment list is pretty lean.
    • If you can survive it through the lean years, then you'll be OK later.
    • Perhaps they will appear as actual paying customers in the lean winter months.

noun

  • 1

    (meat)
    magro masculine