slant

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slant (plural slants)

  1. A slope or incline.
    The house was built on a bit of a slant and was never quite level.
  2. A bias, tendency, or leaning; a perspective or angle.
    It was a well written article, but it had a bit of a leftist slant.
  3. (pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of East Asian descent, supposed to have slanting eyes.
  4. (obsolete) An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.

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slant (third-person singular simple present slants, present participle slanting, simple past and past participle slanted)

  1. To lean, tilt or incline.
    If you slant the track a little more, the marble will roll down it faster.
    • Dodsley
      On the side of yonder slanting hill.
  2. To bias or skew.
    The group tends to slant its policies in favor of the big businesses it serves.

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