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angle

noun [C] uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩/ us  

angle noun [C] (SPACE BETWEEN LINES)

C1 the space between two lines or surfaces at the point at which they touch each other, measured in degrees: The interior angles of a square are right angles or angles of 90 degrees. The boat settled into the mud at a 35° angle/at an angle of 35°. at an angle C1 not horizontal or vertical, but sloping in one direction: The picture was hanging at an angle. He wore his hat at a jaunty angle. the corner of a building, table, or anything with straight sides

angle noun [C] (POSITION)

C1 a position from which something is looked at: The tower is visible from every angle/all angles. I realized I was looking at it from the wrong angle.

angle noun [C] (WAY OF THINKING)

C1 a way of considering, judging, or dealing with something: Try looking at the problem from another angle/from my angle. The press was looking for a new/fresh angle on the situation.

angle

verb [T] uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩/ us  

angle verb [T] (SLOPE)

to aim, turn, or position something in a direction that is not horizontal or vertical: The stage had been steeply angled (= was sloping very noticeably).

angle verb [T] (DIRECT)

to direct information at a particular group of people: The magazine is angled at the 20 to 35-year-old women's market.
angled
adjective uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩d/ us  
His angled shot (= from the side, not from straight in front) beat the goalkeeper from 20 yards.
Phrasal verbs
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