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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 (someone or something)

1. To lean against or angle into something. He slanted against the doorframe with his eyes narrowed and his arms crossed while I packed my things into a suitcase. The fence has gotten so weighed down with ivy that it has started slanting against the side of the house.
2. To hold, represent, or play into a bias against someone or something. While the newspaper typically slants against the politician, it has come out in favor of her new tax reform proposal. The group has always slanted against any form of governmental control or interference, promoting deregulation and state-level autonomy instead.
3. To write or present something in such a way as to form, represent, or play into a bias against someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slant" and "against." Please try to keep your writing neutral—we don't want you slanting your articles against any politicians or political parties. Purporting itself to simply be presenting facts, it's pretty clear the director has slanted the documentary against the criminal justice system.
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slant toward (someone or something)

1. To lean, tilt, or incline in the direction of someone or something. His eyelids began to droop as he started slanting toward me in his chair. Is it just me, or is the north wall slanting slightly toward the road?
2. To hold, represent, or play into a bias in favor or support of someone or something. While the newspaper typically slants toward more conservative viewpoints, it has come out in favor of the governor's plan to increase taxes The group has always slanted toward federal deregulation and the autonomy of citizens, being very vocal in its opposition of governmental control or interference.
3. To write or present something in such a way as to form, represent, or play into a bias in favor or support of someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slant" and "toward." Please try to keep your writing neutral—we don't want you slanting your articles toward any politicians or political parties. Purporting itself to simply be presenting facts, it's pretty clear the director has slanted the documentary toward the convicts who claim they were framed by the state.
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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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They are as follows: attached low-drag (ALD) state at slant angle from 0[degrees] to 20[degrees] where downwash flow separation rarely occurs on the slanted base, high-drag (HD) state from 20[degrees] to 30[degrees] where the downwash separates from the top of the slanted base and reattaches at the middle, and separated low-drag (SLD) state where reattachment does not occur above 30[degrees].
(1) For each pixel column in the Rol (rotated to the position of the top edge Rol, for reference purposes) the position of the separation line between the background and the slanted rectangle is determined by maximizing the difference of the sums of two groups of consecutive pixels (e.g.
4) Draw slanted lines from the top and bottom of the vertical line to the points on both sides with the line tool.
Robert Ourlian, another fired reporter, said the News slanted its coverage of the strike.
While most of the parents were unfamiliar with the D'Nealian alphabet or the concept of slanted manuscript letters, only a few voiced any comments.
For water droplets continuously sprayed on a slanted surface, an avalanche occurs when individual droplets reach a critical mass, at which point they begin to run down the surface, capturing other droplets stationed along their paths.
Slanting the window for a view of the Torrey pine The focal point of this new slanted wall of glass is a dramatic view up into a rare Torrey pine.
Markle sat with her knees and ankles together, and her legs were slanted to one side during her engagement with Queen Elizabeth II.
Titled "Ey-ri Ecizgi" (Slanted Line), the Galeri Nev exhibition opened on April 3 and it features more than 50 drawings by Berk, who died in 2008, aged 89.
"Sakura Sakura," the first track on the Slants' debut CD, "Slanted Eyes, Slanted Hearts," is perhaps the most heavy-handed in dealing with racial issues.
Patents 5,932,159 and 6,136,246) from Rauwendaal Extrusion Engineering Inc., Auburn, Calif., the crest of the barrier flight is at an angle slanted toward the solids bed.
You will note that in the architects' plans this appears in its original design--a pathway leading from the house to the guesthouse--and not in my design of a V-shaped cut into the hill detailed with slanted stone walls and a slip of vestigial 'natural' landscape leading down from the 'pezoules' and out into the view.
The narrow slanted tips are the perfect width both for tackling lots of hairs in one go or individual strands.
Once a snake clamps down, it uses rows of inwardly slanted teeth to inch its meal back toward its throat.
Wells to fit his own agenda, he quotes only specific pieces Coren mentioned in his own slanted and incomplete study of Wells.