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tilt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtilttilt1 /tΙͺlt/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto move a part of your body, especially your head or chin, upwards or to the side syn tip πŸ”Š My mother tilted her head and smiled. πŸ”Š Ned’s mouth tilted upwards slightly at the corners.2 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto move or make something move into a position where one side is higher than the other syn tip πŸ”Š As it came in to land, the plane tilted sideways. πŸ”Š The man was tilting his chair back.3 CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENTif an opinion or situation tilts, or if something tilts it, it changes so that people start to prefer one person, belief, or action to others πŸ”Š Crisis situations tend to tilt the balance of power in favour of the president.tilt toward/towards πŸ”Š Government tax policy has tilted toward industrial development. β†’ tilt at somebody/somethingβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tiltβ€’ She tilted her chin upwards and put on her loftiest expression.β€’ Carl tilted his head and looked sideways at her.β€’ Yet even as I watched, the gold leaf tilted slowly down toward the vertical, at ever-increasing speed.β€’ He made another round of the tower, standing on tiptoe to tilt the angle of the glasses downward toward the valley.β€’ The Senate may tilt the odds even further this week.β€’ Tilt the pan so that the sauce covers the bottom.β€’ Interlink hands and stretch up, tilting the pelvis.β€’ Without speaking a word, the collective keeps tilting the plane.β€’ When you have reached the lees, leave the pot on the table with the lid overturned or tilted to one side.tilt toward/towardsβ€’ Scrubbing my mouth with my sleeve, I feel the Cathedral lurch beneath me, tilt towards a new trajectory.β€’ Moreover, the actual spending will be tilted toward groups that wield the most political power.β€’ She immediately came closer and wound her arms around his neck, pressing herself against him, her pelvis tilting towards his.β€’ The ruddy desert loam tilts toward ridges to the east and falls to the yellow-white valley bowl to the west.β€’ For years, the female tilt toward the Democrats was balanced by disproportionate white male support for Republicans.β€’ She vanished at full tilt towards the kitchen-garden and the orchards.β€’ Last week, legislators tilted toward the schools.β€’ They throw to the backs so often in the flat that their field tilts toward the sidelines.
tilttilt2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ (at) full tilt2 [countable, uncountable]VERTICAL# a movement or position in which one side of something is higher than the other πŸ”Š a slight tilt of the head3 [countable] a preference for one person, belief, or action over otherstilt toward/towards πŸ”Š the recent tilt toward the Democrats4 [countable] British English an attempt to win somethingtilt at πŸ”Š The team is preparing for another tilt at the European Cup.5 [countable]CRITICIZE a spoken or written attack on someone or something
Examples from the Corpus
tiltβ€’ We're seeing a tilt in the balance of military power.β€’ The dance of the bees has a repertoire of wiggles and tilts and speeds.β€’ For years, the female tilt toward the Democrats was balanced by disproportionate white male support for Republicans.β€’ And the postwar generation of faculty generally had a strong leftward tilt.β€’ And then he noticed the step-ladder, abandoned quickly, left in a precarious tilt against a column of boxes.β€’ a questioning tilt of the headβ€’ He noticed the change of pitch in the engine noise and the slight tilt of the aircraft as it began its descent.β€’ As the boats have got shorter the directional instability increased but our ability to correct it with tilt decreased.tilt of ... headβ€’ Often this is modified or informed by a tilt of the head affecting the character of the whole figure.tilt toward/towardsβ€’ Moreover, the actual spending will be tilted toward groups that wield the most political power.β€’ For years, the female tilt toward the Democrats was balanced by disproportionate white male support for Republicans.β€’ They throw to the backs so often in the flat that their field tilts toward the sidelines.β€’ She vanished at full tilt towards the kitchen-garden and the orchards.β€’ Last week, legislators tilted toward the schools.β€’ The ruddy desert loam tilts toward ridges to the east and falls to the yellow-white valley bowl to the west.β€’ Scrubbing my mouth with my sleeve, I feel the Cathedral lurch beneath me, tilt towards a new trajectory.β€’ She immediately came closer and wound her arms around his neck, pressing herself against him, her pelvis tilting towards his.
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Verb table
tilt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytilt
he, she, ittilts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytilted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tilted
he, she, ithas tilted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tilted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tilt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tilted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tilting
he, she, itis tilting
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you, we, theyare tilting
Past
I, he, she, itwas tilting
you, we, theywere tilting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tilting
he, she, ithas been tilting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tilting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tilting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tilting
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