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Definition of slant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    slant

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: variant of dialect slent, of Scandinavian origin, probably influenced by aslant.
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