tilt at

tilt at

1. Literally, to slope or incline at a certain angle. The weight in the rear was so drastic that the car tilted at a nearly 45-degree angle when it hit a speedbump. The roads here tilt at crazy angles, so you have to be careful when you're parking your car.
2. To charge at someone or something in or as in an attack. The bull tilted at me from the other side of the pen, but luckily I was able to leap over the fence before it reached me. The fencer tilted at his opponent with his sword.
3. To strive to defeat or overcome someone or something. He spent his entire career tilting at the problem of renewable energy. The federal regulators have begun tilting at pharmaceutical companies they say are exploiting patient need in order to inflate costs.
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tilt at

v.
1. To charge or thrust at someone or something with lance or sword: The knight tilted at his opponent.
2. To fight against someone or something: The protesters were tilting at social injustices.
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