Meaning of “tilt” in the English Dictionary

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tiltverb [ 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.

a sloping or uneven position, 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)