What had been a UCLA runaway was suddenly tilting heavily in the other direction as Marquette took a 50-45 lead before Bruins freshman guard Ilane Fibleuil buried a three-pointer.—Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 People whose spending tilts more heavily toward dining or travel might be able to earn greater rewards with one of our other cash back card picks, such as the Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card, which offers 3% cash back on dining and grocery store purchases.—Martha C. White, wsj.com, 17 Nov. 2023 The photo is tilted upward and shows the complicated base construction work for the walls and roofing of one of the rooms, along with large sliding doors already built in.—Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 Rather than tilting toward differentiation, the culture could become a void.—Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 Court rulings interpreting this law have often tilted in favor of insurers.—T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, 7 Nov. 2023 But there is not so much space as to cause stress for a certain homeowner who already tilts toward the anxious.—Joanne Kaufman, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2023 The most significant change is the addition of a tiltable display, a first for Leica, which pleasingly lifts off the back of the camera and tilts with reassuringly smooth and sturdy action, and gives photographers new opportunities for shooting when not using the viewfinder.—Robb Rice, Robb Report, 24 Oct. 2023 Recent flows of money into what are now known as alternative-asset managers have often tilted toward alternative forms of lending and away from classic private-equity buyouts.—Telis Demos, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023
However, there are several cheesy cliches and tearful moments levied on Sawai, which tilt into melodrama.—Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 Remove skillet from oven; tilt skillet in all directions to coat bottom.—Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 12 Nov. 2023 Other units have tilt sensors that shut off before the heater falls.—Andrew Waite, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 And while that might seem weird enough, the tilt itself may be evidence of the Milky Way’s violent past.—WIRED, 12 Nov. 2023 France, where about half of the Ariane 6 rocket is built, tilts in favor of keeping ArianeGroup on solid footing.—Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 7 Nov. 2023 Next up: The Timbers return home for a midweek tilt with the San Jose Earthquakes.—oregonlive, 18 Sep. 2023 The 360-degree tilt and swivel capabilities give flexibility for watching over your pet, though with no motion control, this needs to be adjusted before leaving your home.—Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 Modeling studies suggest that Jupiter’s not-so-gentle gravitational tug causes Mars’s axis to wobble between a 15-degree tilt and a more extreme 35 degrees.—Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English tulten, tilten to fall over, cause to fall, from Old English *tyltan, *tieltan, akin to Old English tealt unstable, tealtian to totter
Middle English teld, telte tent, canopy, from Old English teld; akin to Old High German zelt tent