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  Definition of tilt
  1. pitching dangerously to one side
  2. the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
  3. a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court''s tilt toward conservative rulings"
  4. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
  5. a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
  6. charge with a tilt
  7. heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
  8. move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
  9. to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
Similar Words: rock, careen, sway, list, inclination, lean, leaning, controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, argument, arguing, joust, cant, cant over, slant, pitch, wobble, shift, tip, angle

 

See Also: overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over, lean on, rest on, lean against

 

Hyponyms: argy-bargy, argle-bargle, firestorm, sparring, polemic, fight, cock, slope, incline, pitch, weather, list, heel, lean back, recline

 

Part Meronyms: tournament

 

Derivational Morphology: careen, wobble, shift, cant, cant over, slant, pitch, lean, tip, angle, rock, sway, swing, shake, stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, slope, incline, list, heel, argue, contend, debate, fence, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, challenge, gainsay, contest, repugn, joust, tilter, rake, bank, camber, bevel, chamfer, shifting, wobbler, inclination, leaning, leaner

 

Anagrams: till, lilt

 

 
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