[ uhp-tilt ]
/ ʌpˈtɪlt /

verb (used with object)

to tilt up.

Origin of uptilt

First recorded in 1900–05; up- + tilt1
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Examples from the Web for uptilt

  • He laid the level rod on a rock and inclined it at the same steep pitch as the uptilt of the gorge bottom.

    Out of the Depths|Robert Ames Bennet
  • That identical "well" with its uptilt of question had been on George's tongue.

    The Sturdy Oak|Samuel Merwin, et al.
  • There was the merest flavor of playful sarcasm in the uptilt of the word, but it was gone when she went on.

    The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
  • A third uptilt, the great Okanogan, in northern Washington, soon appears.

    The Guardians of the Columbia|John H. (John Harvey) Williams

British Dictionary definitions for uptilt


/ (ʌpˈtɪlt) /


(tr) to tilt up
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