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English verb: recline

1. recline (motion) move the upper body backwards and down


Synonymslean back


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip


Narrower (hyponym)fall back

2. recline (contact) cause to recline


SamplesShe reclined her head on the pillow.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Verb grouprecline, recumb, repose

3. recline (contact) lean in a comfortable resting position


SamplesHe was reposing on the couch.


ExamplesThe children recline in the rocking chair, There recline some children in the rocking chair


Synonymsrecumb, repose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)lie


Narrower (hyponym)rest


Verb grouprecline









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