English version

lean towards something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlean towards something phrasal verbSUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLANto tend to support, or begin to support, a particular set of opinions, beliefs etc Canada, the UK and Japan leant towards the US view. lean→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
lean towards The tendency in the Council is therefore always to lean towards a choice of legal base requiring unanimous voting.Mr Bush was also said to be leaning towards choosing deputies for both the Defence department and the State department.Mr Bush was also said to be leaning towards choosing deputies for both the Defence Department and the State Department.It is leaning towards Gore, but still vulnerable to a Bush offensive.I lean towards her to see if I have heard right.She did not move; her intent gaze made her look as if she were leaning towards him softly.Her ears are so stretched by ornaments that they flap as she leans towards me.As she sits down, Honey leans towards Spike and whispers.
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Verb table
lean
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylean
he, she, itleans
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyleaned (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave leaned
he, she, ithas leaned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad leaned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lean
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have leaned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam leaning
he, she, itis leaning
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you, we, theyare leaning
Past
I, he, she, itwas leaning
you, we, theywere leaning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been leaning
he, she, ithas been leaning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been leaning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be leaning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been leaning
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