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Definition 1: pitching dangerously to one side - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for tilt in the sense of this definition

(tilt is a kind of ...) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

Definition 2: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where tilt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tower had a pronounced tilt
  • the ship developed a list to starboard
  • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

Synonyms for tilt in the sense of this definition

(tilt is a kind of ...) the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

"the position of the hands on the clock" "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

Definition 3: a slight but noticeable partiality - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where tilt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the court's tilt toward conservative rulings

(tilt is a kind of ...) an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

Definition 4: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where tilt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were involved in a violent argument

Synonyms for tilt in the sense of this definition

(tilt is a kind of ...) a disagreement or argument about something important

"he had a dispute with his wife" "there were irreconcilable differences" "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

(... is a kind of tilt ) a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument

(... is a kind of tilt ) an outburst of controversy

"the incident triggered a political firestorm"

(... is a kind of tilt ) an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

(... is a kind of tilt ) a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

(... is a kind of tilt ) an intense verbal dispute

"a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

Definition 5: a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for tilt in the sense of this definition

(tilt is a kind of ...) an energetic attempt to achieve something

"getting through the crowd was a real struggle" "he fought a battle for recognition"

(... is part of tilt) a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

Definition 6: charge with a tilt - [verb of competition]

(tilt is a kind of ...) joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback

Definition 7: to incline or bend from a vertical position - [verb of motion]

Samples where tilt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She leaned over the banister

Synonyms for tilt in the sense of this definition

(tilt is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

(... is a kind of tilt ) be at an angle

"The terrain sloped down"

(... is a kind of tilt ) cause to slope

(... is a kind of tilt ) tilt to one side

"The balloon heeled over" "the wind made the vessel heel" "The ship listed to starboard"

(... is a kind of tilt ) move the upper body backwards and down

Definition 8: heel over - [verb of motion]

Samples where tilt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tower is tilting
  • The ceiling is slanting

Synonyms for tilt in the sense of this definition

(tilt is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of tilt ) tilt or slant to one side

"cock one's head"

Definition 9: move sideways or in an unsteady way - [verb of motion]

Samples where tilt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship careened out of control

Synonyms for tilt in the sense of this definition

(tilt is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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