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tiltverb [I or T]

uk   us   /tɪlt/

tiltnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /tɪlt/
(Definition of tilt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tiltverb [I/T]

 us   /tɪlt/
to ​cause something to move into a ​sloping or ​unevenposition, 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 ​itssupport for it: [I] UN ​spending has tilted away from ​development toward ​relief, O’Reilly says.

tiltnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /tɪlt/
a ​sloping or ​unevenposition, or a ​movement into this ​position: The ​house was on a tilt (= not ​horizontal).
(Definition of tilt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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