outlean

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

out- +‎ lean

VerbEdit

outlean (third-person singular simple present outleans, present participle outleaning, simple past and past participle outleant or outleaned)

  1. (intransitive, poetic) To lean outward.
    • (Can we date this quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      And so, between those populous rough hands / Raised in the sun, Duke Leopold outleant, / And took the patriot's oath.
  2. (transitive) To lean further than; surpass in leaning.
    • 1977, Runner's World (volume 12, page 44)
      On the home stretch, the leader was gone, but there were five or six other guys who were within a few yards of each other for second place. I went outside on the last turn, with a Dave Wottle move, and I outleaned the others at the finish.

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