In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1inclinar[with object] he tilted his head to one side — ladeó la cabeza
- to tilt sth back/forward — inclinar algo hacia atrás/adelante
1(slope)inclinarsethe chair nearly tilted over — la silla casi se cae para atrás
- her eyebrows tilted in surprise — arqueó las cejas sorprendida
2(in jousting)acometer (lanza en ristre) contraarremeter (lanza en ristre) contra
1(slope)inclinación femininesideways tilt — ladeo masculine
2(action)to give sth a tilt — inclinar algo
3feminine justamasculine torneofeminine acometida(at) full tilt — a toda velocidad
- he went full tilt into the debate — entró de lleno en el debate
- to take a tilt at sb/sth — arremeter / emprenderla contra algn/algo
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