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verb     recline pronunciation in British English
/rɪˈklaɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrecline
he/she/itreclines
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 backwards to be more comfortable
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