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verb [transitive] angle pronunciation in British English /ˈæŋɡ(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyangle
he/she/itangles
present participleangling
past tenseangled
past participleangled
  1. 1
    to make something point in a particular direction, especially one that is not directly in front of you
    Angle the mirror so that you can see behind you.
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    1. a.
      to make a ball move in a direction that is not straight in front of you
      Littlejohn blasted an angled shot well wide of the goal.
  2. 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 towards improving customer service.

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