tilt toward

tilt toward (something)

1. To lean or slope slightly toward someone, something, or some direction. He tilted toward his colleague and whispered something. There must be a nail loose or something, because this mirror keeps leaning toward the left.
2. To cause something to lean or slope slightly toward someone, something, or some direction. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tilt" and "toward." Would you mind tilting the screen toward the sofa a little bit more? I can't see it very clearly. She assumed a fighting stance and tilted her blade toward her opponent.
See also: tilt, toward
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

tilt toward someone or something

1. Lit to lean toward someone or something. The table is tilting toward Roger. The old shed tilted toward the west.
2. Fig. to favor choosing someone or something; to lean toward doing something. I am tilting toward Roger for my assistant. I am tilting toward the red car, not the black one.
See also: tilt, toward
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
They had not proceeded far, however, before they saw a party of horsemen, galloping full tilt toward them.
The summer solstice is also known as midsummer and happens when one of the Earth's poles reaches its maximum tilt toward the Sun.
Summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.
The summer solstice marks the maximum tilt toward the Sun.
Sri Lanka's tilt toward India might not help the country in the long run.
Three other craters along the Humorum impact basin's southern shore tilt toward the mare.
soundboard, tilt toward the ballroom's carved dome.
There is also media pluralism although most of them tilt toward the government; there is also market economy and freedoms and rights characteristic of the democratic world.
"Al Qaeda organization most probably wants to tilt toward the Republicans at a time (U.S.
The moon's north and south poles tilt toward or away from the sun at a small --.
The amount that the moon's north and south poles tilt toward or away from the sun as it orbits (revolves) is very small.
Because the Andes didn't yet exist, the upheaval made South America tilt toward the west, and rivers ran in that direction.
The custom units have an 18[degrees] tilt toward the operator, and the near side of the conveyor is lowered to about 0.125 in.
New York University's Arum says these types of laws are an attempt by school and state officials to swing the legal pendulum back to center after a court tilt toward increased student rights that began in the 1960s.
In terms of supply and demand balance, even though nickel producers have some new mining projects underway, the current tilt toward more demand than supply could stay in place in the nickel sector through 2005.