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"slant" in British English

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slantverb

uk   /slɑːnt/  us   /slænt/
[I or T] to (​cause to) ​lean in a ​position that is not ​vertical; to (​cause to) ​slope: Italic writing slants to the ​right. The ​eveningsun slanted (= ​shone with the ​lightmoving in a ​slope) through the ​narrowwindow. [T] often disapproving to ​presentinformation in a ​particular way, ​especiallyshowing one ​group of ​people, one ​side of an ​argument, etc. in such a ​positive or ​negative way that it is ​unfair: The ​policeclaimed that ​reports in the ​media were slanted against/towards the ​defendant.

slantnoun

uk   /slɑːnt/  us   /slænt/
[S] a ​position or ​direction that is ​sloping: The ​car was ​parked on a slant. The ​snow came down at a slant. [C usually singular] a ​particular way of ​showing or ​looking at something: The ​book had a ​personal/​political/​sociological slant.
slantwise
adverb uk   /ˈslɑːnt.waɪz/  us   /ˈslænt-/ (US also slantways)
(Definition of slant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slantverb

 us   /slænt/
  • slant verb (LEAN)

[I] to ​lean in a ​diagonaldirection, or to ​cause (something) to ​slope: Rays of ​sunlight slanted down on her.
  • slant verb (GIVE OPINION)

[T] to ​presentinformation by ​ignoring or ​hiding some things and ​emphasizing other things: He was ​known to slant ​reports, writing what his ​bosswanted to ​hear.

slantnoun

 us   /slænt/
  • 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 ​oceanbeaches are on a slant.
(Definition of slant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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