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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: ANGLE1
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: angle for From angle 'fishhook' (11-19 centuries), from Old English angel

angle

2 verb
     
angle2 [transitive]
1 to move or place something so that it is not straight or upright:
a mirror angled to reflect light from a window
Philip angled his chair towards the door.
2 to present information from a particular point of view or for a specific group of people:
The book is angled towards a business audience.

angle for something

phrasal verb
to try to get something you want without asking directly for it:
She was obviously angling for an invitation.
I didn't want him to think I was just angling for sympathy.

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