- 1[intransitive, transitive] to slope or to make something slope in a particular direction or at a particular angle + adv./prep. (literary) The sun slanted through the window. slant something + adv./prep. Slant your skis a little more to the left.
- 2[transitive] slant something (+ adv./prep.) (sometimes disapproving) to present information based on a particular way of thinking, especially in an unfair way The findings of the report had been slanted in favour of the manufacturers. Word Origin late Middle English: variant of dialect slent, of Scandinavian origin, probably influenced by aslant.
BrE BrE//slɑːnt//; NAmE NAmE//slænt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slant
BrE BrE//slɑːnt//; NAmE NAmE//slænt//he / she / it slants
BrE BrE//slɑːnts//; NAmE NAmE//slænts//past simple slanted
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːntɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈslæntɪd//past participle slanted
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːntɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈslæntɪd//-ing form slanting
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːntɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈslæntɪŋ//