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Askew and Tilted Definitions

Askew

To one side or out of proper alignment; awry
Rugs lying askew.

Tilted

To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline
Tilt a soup bowl.
Tilt a chair backward.

Askew

Turned or twisted to one side.

Tilted

To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another
A development that tilted the balance of trade in their favor.

Askew

(figuratively) Untoward, unfavourable.
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Tilted

To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.

Askew

Tilted to one side.
He wore his hat askew

Tilted

To charge (an opponent); attack.

Askew

Awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; - sometimes indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry.

Tilted

To forge with a tilt hammer.
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Askew

Turned or twisted toward one side;
A...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry
His wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff

Tilted

To slope; incline
The field tilts toward the river.

Askew

Turned or twisted to one side;
Rugs lying askew
With his necktie twisted awry

Tilted

To have a preference, favor, or be inclined toward something
She recently tilted toward vegetarianism.

Tilted

To be advantageous to one side over another, as in a dispute
"The battle ... was beginning to tilt again in the Confederates' favor" (Stephen W. Sears).

Tilted

To fight with lances; joust.

Tilted

To engage in a combat or struggle; fight
Tilting at injustices.

Tilted

To cover (a vehicle) with a canopy or an awning.

Tilted

The act of tilting or the condition of being tilted.

Tilted

An inclination from the horizontal or vertical; a slant
Adjusting the tilt of a writing table.

Tilted

A sloping surface, as of the ground.

Tilted

A tendency to favor one side in a dispute
The court's tilt toward conservative rulings.

Tilted

A preference, inclination, or bias
"pitilessly illuminates the inaccuracies and tilts of the press" (Nat Hentoff).

Tilted

A medieval sport in which two mounted knights with lances charged together and attempted to unhorse one another.

Tilted

A thrust or blow with a lance.

Tilted

A combat, especially a verbal one; a debate.

Tilted

A tilt hammer.

Tilted

New England See seesaw.

Tilted

A canopy or an awning for a boat, wagon, or cart.

Tilted

Simple past tense and past participle of tilt

Tilted

Of a vehicle, fitted with a tilt (canvass covering).

Tilted

Departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal;
The leaning tower of Pisa
The headstones were tilted

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