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tilt

verb [I or T] uk   /tɪlt/ us  
to (cause to) move into a sloping position: He tilted his chair backwards and put his feet up on his desk. Anna looked up at him with her head tilted to one side. The front seats of the car tilt.

tilt

noun [C usually singular] uk   /tɪlt/ us  
a sloping position or a move in a particular direction, especially up or down: She wore her hat at a tilt. figurative There has been a tilt to/towards/away from the socialists among some groups of young people.
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