tilt at

phrasal verb

tilted at; tilting at; tilts at
: to attack (someone or something) in writing or speech
critics tilting at the established system

Examples of tilt at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Met’s facade is an oppressive windmill to tilt at. Roberta Smith, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Over the course of the past few months, Kelly has tilted at former CNN anchor Don Lemon; the United States Women’s Soccer Team; and the recent Republican primary debates. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 7 Sep. 2023 And who could criticize him for sticking to his career instead of begging for ridicule by tilting at social windmills? Jim Sleeper, The New Republic, 4 Sep. 2023 Some wings tilt at odd angles; others seem about to split in two. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 The reptile was the reason why their artwork had been tilted at an angle away from the wall, a zookeeper identified as Dan Rumsey explained in the clip. Nikki Dobrin, Peoplemag, 25 Aug. 2023 Tindley topped Edinburgh 12-7 in a tough tilt at Edinburgh Community High on Aug. 18 in Indiana football action. Indy Star Sports, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Aug. 2023 Made from bamboo, this bench folds up and has sturdy hinges on legs that tilt at 5 degrees. Isabella Ubaldi, Health, 14 June 2023 The next several months are likely to reveal whether Warner Bros. Discovery is tilting at windmills. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 5 June 2023 See More

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“Tilt at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilt%20at. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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