Translation of tilt in Spanish:

tilt

Pronunciation: /tɪlt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • inclinar he tilted his head to one side ladeó la cabeza to tilt sth back/forward inclinar algo hacia atrás/adelante

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (slope) inclinarse the chair nearly tilted over la silla casi se cae para atrás her eyebrows tilted in surprise arqueó las cejas sorprendida 1.2 (in jousting) to tilt at sb/sth acometer or arremeter (lanza en ristre) contra algn/algo
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    • The same might be said of rifle practice, as compared with bravely tilting at an enemy with spear and shield upon an open field of battle.
    • But he's already tilted at, and failed to land, Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and Germany's Commerzbank.
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    • When Morgan left in 1996 the balance of power was tilting gently again towards Kerry.
    • It's a travesty because if anything the axis of power has been tilting back towards men in recent years.
    • I eased off the brakes and pulled on the power lines by tilting the handles towards me.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.