From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtilttilt1 /tɪlt/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto move a part of your body, especially your head or chin, upwards or to the side syn tip 🔊 My mother tilted her head and smiled. 🔊 Ned’s mouth tilted upwards slightly at the corners.2MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto move or make something move into a position where one side is higher than the other syn tip 🔊 As it came in to land, the plane tilted sideways. 🔊 The man was tilting his chair back.3CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENTif an opinion or situationtilts, or if something tilts it, it changes so that people start to prefer one person, belief, or action to others 🔊 Crisis situations tend to tilt the balance of power in favour of the president.tilt toward/towards 🔊 Government tax policy has tilted toward industrial development. →tilt at somebody/something→ See Verb table
tilt• We're seeing a tilt in the balance of military power.• The dance of the bees has a repertoire of wiggles and tilts and speeds.• For years, the female tilt toward the Democrats was balanced by disproportionate white male support for Republicans.• And the postwar generation of faculty generally had a strong leftward tilt.• And then he noticed the step-ladder, abandoned quickly, left in a precarioustilt against a column of boxes.• a questioningtilt of the head• He noticed the change of pitch in the enginenoise and the slighttilt of the aircraft as it began its descent.• As the boats have got shorter the directionalinstabilityincreased but our ability to correct it with tiltdecreased.tilt of ... head• Often this is modified or informed by a tilt of the headaffecting the character of the wholefigure.tilt toward/towards• Moreover, the actual spending will be tilted toward groups that wield the most political power.• For years, the female tilt toward the Democrats was balanced by disproportionate white male support for Republicans.• They throw to the backs so often in the flat that their field tilts toward the sidelines.• She vanished at full tilt towards the kitchen-garden and the orchards.• Last week, legislators tilted toward the schools.• The ruddy desert loam tilts toward ridges to the east and falls to the yellow-white valley bowl to the west.• Scrubbing my mouth with my sleeve, I feel the Cathedral lurch beneath me, tilt towards a new trajectory.• She immediately came closer and wound her arms around his neck, pressing herself against him, her pelvis tilting towards his.