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slant

verb 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 evening sun slanted (= shone with the light moving in a slope) through the narrow window. [T] often disapproving to present information in a particular way, especially showing one group of people, one side of an argument, etc. in such a positive or negative way that it is unfair: The police claimed that reports in the media were slanted against/towards the defendant.

slant

noun uk   /slɑːnt/  us   /slænt/
[S] a position that is sloping: The house is built on/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)
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