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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: angle /ˈæŋɡ(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyangle
he/she/itangles
present participleangling
past tenseangled
past participleangled
  1. 2
    to do or write something in a way that makes one thing seem more important than others, or gives special emphasis to one opinion

    Our efforts have been angled very much toward improving customer service.

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