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Usually a term in video games (though it can really be used in any activity or hobby), tilt is an emotional state when doing the exact same thing activity over and over produces negative results. It's an emotional breakdown and fustration of your hard work not resulting in the success that you crave so desperately. When you or someone is in a tilt state of mind, the best thing to do is take a break from that activity and try not to think about it as much.
Phage: Dude I lost a lot of Ranked games in League of Legends and it's all my stupid noob teammates' faults.

Sheen: Dude you're on tilt. Take a break from League for a bit man.
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1. To set off the tilt/motion detection device(s) in a pinball machine. Nudging the machine (within the limits of the detectors) in addition to using the flippers is a big part of the game (if you're any good), hence the sensitivity of the tilt sensors have quite a big impact on the game. Causing a tilt results (usually, but almost univerally) in the loss of the current ball and any bonus points built up during the current ball (these are otherwise awarded when the ball is lost). It has no effect on other players playing at the same time, and is hence considered perfectly socially acceptable. Causing a Slam Tilt (by hitting or attacking the door to the coin vault or other *very* violent behaivor towards the machine) immediatly ends the current game for you and anyone else currently playing and is hence considered very rude.

2. Gambling term (most common in poker) descibing an angry or "reeling" state of mind usually caused by a big or unluck loss. People playing on tilt play below their usual abillity and usually make larger and more aggressive bets to try to quickly recover their loss. In poker, this is very valueble to other players at the table, hence worth keeping track of and/or attempting to cause. People known to be prone to tilting are often taunted or generally aggrivated when they take a loss and then egged on when they do tilt in order to keep them in this state as long as possible.
This damn machine keeps tilting as soon as I touch it!

My stack was up to $250 but I lost $100 with a AA to a KQ and went on tilt. Before I knew it, it was all gone.
by Patrik Lundin October 05, 2004
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term used for pissed off when gambling, could be used when someone isn't thinking straight
My girlfriend started blowing me and then she stopped, I went on tilt and donkey punched her.
by Frankie Carbone September 13, 2003
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A commonly used term in lacrosse meaning how low your helmet sits on your hear. No tilt means u look out of the middle or even lowest gap. Mad tilt means you look out of the top gap.
yo bro my tilt game is twice yours.
by laxin... February 11, 2009
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1. (n) A dancer's full standing middle splits.
2. (n) ferocity, power, sex-appeal
1. Meg's tilt is over 180 degrees. RIDIC.

2. Did you see the way Claire strutted out of that audition room? She has major tilt.
by Seattle_Sarah September 30, 2011
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