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incline away (from someone or something)

to lean or slope away from someone or something. I inclined away from her to avoid her alcohol breath. The land inclined away from the house.
See also: away, incline

incline forward

to lean forward; to slant forward. The earthquake-ravaged building inclined forward a little bit more and looked as if it was going to fall. My chair inclined forward and I kept feeling as if I were going to fall off.
See also: forward, incline

incline something forward

to lean something forward; to make something slant forward. Incline the light forward a little bit, so you can see better. The fence had been inclined slightly forward to make it harder to climb.
See also: forward, incline

incline toward someone or something

1. to lean or slant toward someone or something. The piece of scenery inclined toward Roger very slowly and he jumped out of the way just in time. The tree inclined toward the direction of the wind.
2. to favor or "lean" toward choosing someone or something. I don't know which to choose. I incline toward Terri but I also favor Amy. I am inclining toward chocolate.
See also: incline, toward

incline your ear

listen favourably. literary
Incline thine ear is an expression used throughout the Bible, for example in Psalms 17:6: ‘I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech’.
See also: ear, incline
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Babson has had the pleasure of working with the Incline Equity team for more than a decade, and we are grateful for the opportunity to partner once again on the investment in AFC Holdings," said Michael L.
Incline began his career with the late Terry Mills in Britain, where he was twice successful.
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Each participant performed two trials of incline propulsion along the ramp at a self-selected speed.
The KPI-JCI Cascade Incline Screen is available with either oil or grease lubrication, which provides options for operators who may prefer oil bath lubrication for its ability to test for contaminants and establish trending, or for operators who prefer the simplistic nature of grease lubrication for ease of maintenance.
Of 122 college students shown drawings of a longer, steeply angled incline and a shorter, straight incline, only 27 percent realized that a ball would travel faster down the longer path, McBeath and his colleagues found.
A car gwyllt in action "The hooter went at 4pm and soon after a queue formed at the head of the incline, and a stream of 200 cars or more poured down the inclines.
INCLINE BENCH PRESS: Lie on an incline bench raised to 45 degrees.
The pattern of friction inserts can be custom designed to allow optimum covering for the angle of inclination required for either incline or decline conveyors
Models include flat, incline, adjustable-angle and Z style nose overs.
For example: A set of incline presses for 10 reps, followed immediately by a set of bent-over-rows for 10 reps (both sides).
By using different inclines and stepping speeds, you can vary the amount of flexion at the ankles and knees, which can further reduce the amount of repetitive overuse on your lower body.
To get a great view of Pittsburgh, take a ride on the Duquesne Incline (large photo, p.
Have a partner line up the protractor with the edge of the cardboard to record the incline at which the snowpack begins to slide.
By pulling on the tab located to the right of the seat, one can incline the back even more.