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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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