tilt back


Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to tilt back: recursion

tilt back

1. To lean or slope slightly backward. He tilted back in his chair to whisper something to his colleague. This computer monitor tilts back up to 45 degrees.
2. To cause something to lean or slope slightly backward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tilt" and "back." Would you mind tilting the screen back a little bit? I can't see it very clearly. Let's tilt the sofa back and get cozy while we watch the movie.
See also: back, tilt

tilt something back

to move something so it leans back. Alice tilted her chair back and nearly fell over. She tilted back her chair and relaxed.
See also: back, tilt
References in periodicals archive ?
"The HRVCB commits to tilt back the scales of justice in favor of the victims by acknowledging the wrongs of the past towards healing the wounds of martial law," the board said in a statement on Sunday, the 42nd anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law.
The regional distribution of FDI inflows may tilt back towards the "traditional pattern" of a higher share of global inflows received by developed countries.
When the car begins to dip downwards again, the flat fields spotted with sheep between the road and the valley bed tilt back and fore, as if they are on a boat caught in an unexpected swell, pushing them up off the surface.
The screen is designed to hold its brightness even under sunny outdoor conditions and the display panel can tilt back to 180 degrees and lock in at 110 degrees to provide a more solid touch-screen feel and is Windows 8 enabled.
The Bluebirds ended a three-match winless run to get their title tilt back up to full speed, moving seven points clear at the top of the npower Championship with goals from Don Cowie and Matthew Connolly giving them a 2-0 win.
Chelsea, who looked a cut above all comers early on, were lucky to leave Wales with a point last week and will be looking for a big result against Liverpool today to get their title tilt back on track.
With his 2013 switch signed, sealed and delivered, Hamilton has turned his attentions to getting his 2012 title tilt back on track, starting with this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.
The vacuum cover and agitator assembly tilt back from the mixing vessel for easy access.
Perhaps most spectacularly, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge will tilt back to light up the night sky - a special 10th birthday wink!
But while the Kiwi-born coach is keen to get the Aussies' title tilt back on track, his priority is to ensure his side hits its peak for the showpiece in 14 months' time.
He'll now be looking to get back on the podium and get his title tilt back on track at Silverstone on August 29-30.
A tilt back hopper is said to allow for easy cleaning and maintenance access.
"It pushes down and up and can tilt back and forth.
So you can see it was full tilt back then although I have to admit we were given as much time to recover and spend time with our families as possible because John Sillett and George Curtis were family people anyway.
The new seat shells are made in one part and have a unique reclining function enabling the entire seat to tilt back, offering a more comfortable position that is proven to be ergonomically better, giving more support for the back and enhancing the general position of the body.