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    tilt

    tilt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tilt

    Definition
    (noun) a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    Synonyms : joust
    Definition
    (noun) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    Example Sentence
    • they were involved in a violent argument
    Definition
    (noun) a slight but noticeable partiality
    Example Sentence
    • the court's tilt toward conservative rulings
    Definition
    (noun) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    Synonyms : inclination , lean , leaning , list
    Example Sentence
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
    Definition
    (noun) pitching dangerously to one side
    Synonyms : careen , rock , sway
    Definition
    (verb) to incline or bend from a vertical position
    Synonyms : angle , lean , slant , tip
    Example Sentence
    • She leaned over the banister
    Definition
    (verb) heel over
    Synonyms : cant , cant over , pitch , slant
    Example Sentence
    • The tower is tilting
    • The ceiling is slanting
    Definition
    (verb) move sideways or in an unsteady way
    Synonyms : careen , shift , wobble
    Example Sentence
    • The ship careened out of control
    Definition
    (verb) charge with a tilt