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verb recline pronunciation in American English /rɪˈklaɪn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlereclining
past tensereclined
past participlereclined
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to lie or lean in a comfortable position with your back supported by something
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a chair reclines, you can make the back of it lean backward to be more comfortable


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

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