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a new slant

A unique angle, approach, or perspective toward something. It is taken from sailing terminology, in which "a new slant" is applied to the boat to achieve the its optimum angle of heel. This band is great, they really bring a new slant to the heavy metal scene. We want to hire an executive who will bring a new slant to the direction of the company.
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slant against something

to rest obliquely against something. The bookcase slants against the wall, and it should be straight. The lumber was left slanted against the garage.
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slant something against someone or something

to bias something against someone or something; to twist information so it is against someone or something. The writer slanted the story against the innocent people of the town. The reporter slanted her story against one political party.
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slant something toward someone or something

 and slant something in favor of someone or something
to bias something toward someone or something; to twist information so it favors someone or something. The writer slanted the story toward the plaintiff's charges. The reporter slanted her story in favor of one political party.
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slant toward someone or something

to incline toward someone or something. The scenery slanted toward the actors and looked as if it would fall. Everything in your sketch slants toward the right.
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slant

n. a biased view; a unique perception. (A synonym for angle.) You can probably give us yet another slant on this problem.
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Slanting the head takes its center line off the center of the body, so the arm and hand must accommodate the head to keep the fingertips over the center line of the head.
Slanting low also allows the linemen to avoid taking on the base blocks and double-teams.
When slanting from a shade technique, it is imperative for the defensive lineman to fix his eyes on the opponent's hip and focus on it while getting down into his stance before the quarterback begins his cadence.
The slanting action begins the moment the ball is snapped.
2), belly motion, or base block, he must "arm off" the opponent and redirect the movement into the gap that has just shifted toward him as a result of slanting action.
The shoulders must be kept square during the slanting process to enable the player to penetrate the gap and not open his shoulders to present a wider blocking surface.
It improved our aggressiveness and pass rush, but made us easy prey for down blocks as our linemen were seldom able to re-direct after slanting away from the play.
7 shows that when our noseguard slants away from the Trap, our playside tackle is slanting into it.
8 shows our noseguard slanting into the Trap, attempting to split or stalemate the double-team.
If we get caught slanting away from the tight-end side Sweep (Diag.
Defenses countered by slanting [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 3 OMITTED] or by stunting the backside LB [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE DIAGRAM 4 OMITTED].
3, "43 goal-line Rip" has the four down linemen slanting right, while "43 goal-line Liz" will have them slanting left.
When blocking a defender directly across from him, the lineman must take a short step with the inside foot, at the snap - enabling him to counter any inside penetration or adjust to a quick slanting defender.
In blocking a down lineman or a linebacker, the offensive lineman must take a step that will allow him to adjust to a quick slanting defender, take a second step to the contact point, use the hands to maintain proper leverage, and, finally, maintain contact to prevent the defender from pursing the ball-carrier.