(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. tip, slant, incline, slope; joust. —n. joust, tournament; altercation, dispute; speed; slant, slope; awning, canopy. See contention, obliquity, covering.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An incline]
Syn. slant, slope, angle, dip, rake, drop, fall, slide; see also inclination 5 .
Ant. floor*, flat land, level surface.
2. [An encounter]
Syn. joust, bout, conflict, contest, struggle, skirmish, collision, scrimmage, fracas, tussle, scuffle, meet; see also attack 1 , fight 1 .
at full tilt,
Syn. at full speed, charging, speeding; see moving 1 .
1. [To incline]
Syn. slant, tip, turn, set at an angle, lean, slope, rake, slouch, shift, dip, sway, make oblique, turn edgewise; see also bend 2 .
Ant. straighten*, level, bring into line.
2. [To encounter]
Syn. dispute, argue, contend, attack, charge, thrust, combat; see also fight 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
incline, inclination, slant, slope, lean, pitch, grade, gradient, rake.
tip, incline, slant, slope, lean, turn, upend, list, cant, angle.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal: cant1, heel2, incline, lean1, list2, rake2, slant, slope, tip2. See STRAIGHT. 2. To strive in opposition: battle, combat, contend, duel, fight, struggle, war, wrestle. See CONFLICT. II noun 1. Deviation from a particular direction: cant1, grade, gradient, heel2, inclination, incline, lean1, list2, rake2, slant, slope, tip2. See RISE, STRAIGHT. 2. Any competition or test of opposing wills likened to the sport in which knights fought with lances: joust, tournament, tourney. See CONFLICT.

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