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tilt

verb [I/T]  us   /tɪlt/
to cause something to move into a sloping or uneven position, or to be in this position: [T] He tilted his chair back and put his feet up on the desk. [T] The woman tilted her head back, laughing at something Pascal had just said. fig. Something that tilts toward/away from something increases or lessens its support for it: [I] UN spending has tilted away from development toward relief, O’Reilly says.

tilt

noun [C usually sing]  us   /tɪlt/
a sloping or uneven position, or a movement into this position: The house was on a tilt (= not horizontal).
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