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British English: /tɪlt/
American English: /tɪlt/

Translation of tilt in Italian:


  • 1 (incline)
    inclinazione (feminine) pendenza (feminine)
    to have a (slight) tilt
    essere (leggermente) inclinato
  • 2 [figurative] (attack) to have o take a tilt at
    (person, trend, organization)
    cimentarsi in
    (championship, event)
    misurarsi con
  • 3 (History) (in jousting)
    giostra (feminine) torneo (masculine)
    colpo (masculine) di lancia
    to take a tilt at
    colpire con la lancia
    (opponent, competitor)

transitive verb

  • 1 (slant)
    (table, chair, sunshade)
    (head, face, container)
    to tilt one's head to the left, back, forward
    inclinare la testa verso sinistra, indietro, in avanti
    he tilted his cap over his eyes
    si calò il berretto sugli occhi
  • 2 [figurative] (influence) See examples:to tilt the balance in favour of, away from
    fare pendere la bilancia in favore di, contro
    (politician, party, measure)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (slant)
    (building, floor, ground, spire, tree, table)
    to tilt to the left, forward, to one side
    pendere verso sinistra, in avanti, da un lato
  • 2 (History) (joust) to tilt at (History)
    giostrare contro
    (person, organization)


(Auto, Nautical)

transitive verb

  • coprire con un tendone
    (boat, cart)

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