|Origin:||Perhaps from a Scandinavian language|
tilt1 [intransitive and transitive]
to move a part of your body, especially your head or chin, upwards or to the side [= tip]:
My mother tilted her head and smiled.
Ned's mouth tilted upwards slightly at the corners.
to move or make something move into a position where one side is higher than the other [= tip]:
As it came into land, the plane tilted sideways.
The man was tilting his chair back.
if 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:
Crisis situations tend to tilt the balance of power in favour of the president.
Government tax policy has tilted toward industrial development.
tilt at somebody/somethingphrasal verb
to attack someone in what you say or write
to waste time and energy attacking an enemy that is not real