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slant

verb  /slænt/ us  

slant verb (LEAN)

[I] to lean in a diagonal direction, or to cause (something) to slope: Rays of sunlight slanted down on her.

slant verb (GIVE OPINION)

[T] to present information by ignoring or hiding some things and emphasizing other things: He was known to slant reports, writing what his boss wanted to hear.

slant

noun  /slænt/ us  

slant noun (OPINION)

[C] someone’s opinion about a subject that is expressed by ignoring or hiding some information and emphasizing other information: He put his own liberal slant on the general’s writings.

slant noun (SLOPE)

[U] a position that is leaning or sloping: Most ocean beaches are on a slant.
(Definition of slant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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