Meaning of TILT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ tɪlt ]

( tilts, tilting, tilted)


If you tilt an object or if it tilts , it moves into a sloping position with one end or side higher than the other.

She tilted the mirror and began to comb her hair...

Leonard tilted his chair back on two legs and stretched his long body...

The boat instantly tilted, filled and sank.

VERB : V n , V n adv / prep , V


If you tilt part of your body, usually your head, you move it slightly upwards or to one side.

Mari tilted her head back so that she could look at him...

His wife tilted his head to the side and inspected the wound...

She tilted her face to kiss me quickly on the chin.

VERB : V n with adv , V n prep , V n

Tilt is also a noun.

He opened the rear door for me with an apologetic tilt of his head.

N-COUNT : usu sing


The tilt of something is the fact that it tilts or slopes, or the angle at which it tilts or slopes.

...calculations based on our understanding of the tilt of the earth’s axis...

The 3-metre-square slabs are on a tilt.

N-COUNT : usu sing , oft N of n


If a person or thing tilts towards a particular opinion or if something tilts them towards it, they change slightly so that they become more in agreement with that opinion or position.

When the political climate tilted towards fundamentalism he was threatened...

The paper has done much to tilt American public opinion in favour of intervention.

VERB : V prep / adv , V n prep / adv


If there is a tilt towards a particular opinion or position, that opinion or position is favoured or begins to be favoured.

The chairman also criticised the plan for its tilt towards higher taxes rather than lower spending.

N-SING : N towards n


A tilt at something is an attempt to win or obtain it. ( JOURNALISM )

His first tilt at Parliament came in the same year but he failed to win the seat...

N-COUNT : N at n


To move full tilt or at full tilt means to move with as much speed, energy, or force as possible.

As John approached at full tilt he saw a queue of traffic blocking the road...

PHRASE : PHR after v

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