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Lean
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Lean as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 40 answers for the crossword clue 'Lean', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Lean a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Lean as an answer itself some 351 times.

Lean is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 with the answer being THIN, we also found THIN to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
  • Rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"
  • Cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"
  • Lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
  • Lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel"
  • Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
  • Not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year"
  • Cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
  • To incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
  • Containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

Anagrams

We found 5 anagrams for the word 'Lean'.

  • alen
  • lane A well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
  • Lena A Russian river in Siberia; flows northward into the Laptev Sea
  • nael
  • Neal

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

RUN
Perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

TIP
An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

4 Letters

BIAS
A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

BONY
Having bones especially many or prominent bones; "a bony shad fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish"

CANT
Two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

HEEL
The lower end of a ship's mast

LANK
Long and thin and often limp; "grown lank with fasting"; "lank mousy hair"

LIST
The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

RELY
Have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

SLIM
Take off weight

SWAY
Pitching dangerously to one side

TEND
Manage or run; "tend a store"

THIN
Take off weight

TILT
Pitching dangerously to one side

TRIM
Cutting down to the desired size or shape

5 Letters

ANGLE
A biased way of looking at or presenting something

GAUNT
Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

LANKY
Tall and thin

SLANT
Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"

SLOPE
An elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

SPARE
A score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls

STOOP
An inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward

6 Letters

LOWFAT

MEAGER
Deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"

SCANTY
Short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)

SKIMPY
Containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

SKINNY
Being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"

SVELTE
Being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"

7 Letters

ANGULAR
Having angles or an angular shape

BEGIVEN
Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

INCLINE
An inclined surface connecting two levels

LEANING
The act of deviating from a vertical position

RECLINE
Lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on the couch"

SCRAGGY
Being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"

SCRAWNY
Being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"

SLENDER
Being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"

8 Letters

NONFATTY

10 Letters

ECONOMICAL
Avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"

11 Letters

ECTOMORPHIC
Having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs

INCLINATION
The act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

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