recline-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: move backwards and down into a comfortable resting position

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] RECLINE (NP2[patient|theme]) (PP[location]) NP1[patient|theme] RECLINE (PP[location])

She reclined her head on the pillow.
There were plenty of soft cushions and carved benches to recline upon.
As I recline, my head stays more or less vertical.
If only I could keep the person in front of me from reclining back into my spleen.
The seat reclines to a full 160 degrees to provide the most comfortable sitting position possible.

VerbNet: spatial_configuration-47.6
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: recline.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3