slant

To slant is to tilt or slope sharply to one side. Many streets in San Francisco are so steep that they slant dramatically upward.

You can slant the brim of your hat down to keep the sun out of your eyes, and the sun itself can slant at a lower angle (or slant), forcing you to put on your dark sunglasses. There's also the slant that means "show bias," the way a newspaper reporter does when she slants a story in favor of one political party over another. Slant was originally slenten, "slip sideways," from a Germanic root.

Definitions of slant
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v incline or bend from a vertical position

Synonyms:
angle, lean, tilt, tip
Types:
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incline, pitch, slope
be at an angle
weather
cause to slope
heel, list
tilt to one side
lean back, recline
move the upper body backwards and down
ascend
slope upwards
stoop
sag, bend, bend over or down
fall
slope downward
climb
slope upward
dip
slope downwards
fall back
fall backwards and down
Type of:
bend, flex
form a curve

v lie obliquely

“A scar slanted across his face”
Type of:
lie
be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

v heel over

“The ceiling is slanting
Synonyms:
cant, cant over, pitch, tilt
Types:
cock
tilt or slant to one side
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v present with a bias

Synonyms:
angle, weight
Type of:
bias, predetermine
cause to be biased

n degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

Synonyms:
pitch, rake
Types:
loft
(golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
Type of:
gradient, slope
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

n a biased way of looking at or presenting something

Synonyms:
angle
Type of:
point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint
a mental position from which things are viewed

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