Share this entry

tilt

Synonyms of tilt in English:

verb

  • 1 his hat tilted forward a little they tilted their chairs back on two legs
    lean, tip, list, slope, camber, bank, slant, incline, pitch, dip, cant, bevel, angle, cock, heel, careen, bend, be at an angle
    [Antonyms] level, right, be/come level, be/come upright
  • 2 he tilts at his prey
    charge, rush, run;
    lunge, prod, poke, jab, thrust
  • 3 historical like a knight tilting at a wayside tournament
    contend, spar, fight, clash
  • noun

    Back to top  
  • 1 Mum's cup was on a tilt
    slope, list, camber, gradient, bank, slant, incline, pitch, dip, cant, bevel, angle, heel;
    North American grade, downgrade, upgrade
  • 2 a tilt of the head
    nod, dip, tip, inclination, cock, bob
  • 3 historical knights would take part in a tilt
    joust, tournament, tourney, lists, combat, contest, fight, duel
  • 4 a tilt at the European Cup
    attempt on, bid for
    informalgo, crack, shot
  • Phrases

    (at) full tilt

    1
  • 1 they charged full tilt down the side of the dell
    (at) full speed, (at) full pelt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, helter-skelter, headlong, hotfoot, post-haste, hurriedly, hastily, wildly, pell-mell, impetuously, recklessly, rashly, at breakneck speed, precipitately, impulsively
    North American informallickety-split
    literaryapace
    archaichurry-scurry
  • 2 the marketing blitz has raged at full tilt for some time now
    with great force, (with) full force, full blast, with a will, for all one is worth, with might and main, with all the stops out, all out, with a vengeance, vigorously, energetically, strongly, powerfully, madly
    British informallike billy-o
  • Definition of tilt in:

    Share this entry

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources