Recline - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈklaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word recline
Brit.  |rɪˈklʌɪn|  British pronunciation of the word recline

verb

- move the upper body backwards and down
- cause to recline

She reclined her head on the pillow

- lean in a comfortable resting position (syn: recumb, repose)

Examples

She was reclining on the sofa, watching TV.

The theater has reclining seats.

He reclined his seat so that he could nap more comfortably.

She was reclined on the bed.

Backrest cannot be reclined.

The tree trunks reclined over the water.

I spent Sunday reclining in a deck chair.

A solitary figure was reclining on the grass.

She reclined her head on the pillow

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: recline
he/she/it: reclines
present participle: reclining
past tense: reclined
past participle: reclined
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