Recline

Definition of Recline

Re`cline´   Pronunciation: rė`klīn´
v. t.1.To cause or permit to lean, incline, rest, etc.; to place in a recumbent position; as, to recline the head on the hand.
[imp. & p. p. Reclined (rė*klīnd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reclining.]
The mother
Reclined her dying head upon his breast.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To lean or incline; as, to recline against a wall.
2.To assume, or to be in, a recumbent position; as, to recline on a couch.
a.1.Having a reclining posture; leaning; reclining.
They sat, recline
On the soft downy bank, damasked with flowers.
- Milton.

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abut on, be based on, bear on, bed, bed down, bestraddle, bestride, cant, couch, crawl, curl up, go to bed, go to rest, grovel, heel, incline, lay, lean, lean on, lie, lie down, lie flat, lie limply, lie on, lie prone, lie prostrate, list, perch, prone, prostrate, rely on, repose on, rest on, ride, settle to rest, sit on, slope, snug down, stand on, straddle, stretch out, stride, supinate, take it easy, take life easy, tilt, tip
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