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noun [countable] [usually plural] leaning pronunciation in American English /ˈlinɪŋ/
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  1. a tendency to prefer, support, or be interested in a particular idea or activity
    political/religious/feminist etc. leanings:

    a tough young lawyer with feminist leanings

    leaning toward:

    a leaning toward traditional values



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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