From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslantslant1 /slɑːnt $ slænt/ verb 1 [intransitive, transitive] to slope or make something slope in a particular direction The sun’s rays slanted through the trees. slanting eyes2 [transitive] to provide information in a way that unfairly supports one opinion, gives an advantage to one group etc The researchers were accused of slanting their findings in favour of their own beliefs.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusslant• The face, the eyes, are downward slanted.• The lines, mainly in block letters, wander and slant across the page.• The temperature hovered just above freezing, and a brisk wind turned the rain into slanting sheets of icy daggers.• And he blasted the media for slanting the coverage against Simpson to prolong the story.• The questions had, for the most part, been slanted to the factual points about where people were on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.• In one corner was a fixed, small desk with a slanted top.• The final selection was slanted towards books with a strong social content and which explored political issues.• Tunney reached for the blind, slanted up the edge and bowed his way in.slantslant2 noun [singular] 1 UNFAIRa way of writing about or thinking about a subject that is based on a particular opinion or set of ideas The article had an anti-union slant.new/different/fresh etc slant Each article has a slightly different slant on the situation. Recent events have put a new slant on the president’s earlier comments.2 HORIZONTALa sloping position or angle SYN slopeat/on a slant The house seems to be built on a steep slant.
Examples from the Corpusslant• Bob presses a button, and his bed rises in the back at a slant.• That puts a slant on my whole career.• A slant of sun on large clean table, dancing barley-sugar splashes through the marmalade jar.• Pippa Greenwood gives a new and refreshing slant on overcoming the problems of a sloping garden.• Several readers objected to the article's strong Republican slant.• Even you guys in the media... the slant is always about winning.• The slant was coming and I beat the receiver to it.• There's something missing, something that could change the whole slant of our investigation.put ... slant on• That puts a slant on my whole career.• But it's just as easy to put another slant on it.at/on a slant• Bob presses a button, and his bed rises in the back at a slant.• The house seems to be built on a steep slant.• The sofa faced the fire, at a slant.• Dear, she wrote on a slant.Origin slant1 (1400-1500) From a Scandinavian language