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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position. Also: To lie down; to lie back.

Usage examples (34)
  • She brought her favorite book, reclined in the deck chair and started reading.
  • Where I recline is on a couch right by the windows, to get the best lighting for my reading.
  • Sign in recline: Former Red Sox great Johnny Pesky made sure giving autographs were a comfortable operation Monday.
  • (I meant lie, as in recline, not as in fib, which is what you’ll do anyway.) for more
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