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RECLINE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does recline mean? 

RECLINE (verb)
  The verb RECLINE has 3 senses:

1. move the upper body backwards and down
2. cause to recline
3. lean in a comfortable resting position

  Familiarity information: RECLINE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECLINE (verb)


Sense 1recline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move the upper body backwards and down

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

lean back; recline

Hypernyms (to "recline" is one way to...):

angle; lean; slant; tilt; tip (to incline or bend from a vertical position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "recline"):

fall back (fall backwards and down)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2recline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to recline

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

She reclined her head on the pillow

Hypernyms (to "recline" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3recline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lean in a comfortable resting position

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

recumb; recline; repose

Context example:

He was reposing on the couch

Hypernyms (to "recline" is one way to...):

lie (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "recline"):

rest (be at rest)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

The children recline in the rocking chair
There recline some children in the rocking chair


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