car was <tipped over/ tilted/ inclined/ leaned>

quaerereverum

Senior Member
Persian
Hello,




Can I say,

A car was tipped over/ tilted.A car was inclined/ leaned. ( when a car is not completely roll over)

Thank you in advance.
 
  • quaerereverum

    Senior Member
    Persian
    1) The advertisement shows that after the man got the order ( his sandwich), his car tilted.

    2) Your car is flat, what do you say, your car is inclined? It is not rolled over but it is not in the same level.
     
    Last edited:

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Good context would say how far it is from level and what is causing it..... (That would influence the appropriate word)

    Or ... is the implication here that the weight of the sandwich caused one side of the car to drop a bit? (in that case, my answer would be "none of the above.")
     
    Last edited:

    quaerereverum

    Senior Member
    Persian
    1) There is a commercial for fast food in which two people order a meal at the restaurant's drive through. And as soon as they're handed their order, the car tilts on its side. Here can I use tips on its side?
    2) In ordinary situation, your car is flat, obviously it is ........( incline, lean) on one side.

    Hop it helps.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    So ... is it literally on its side, 90 degrees around the longitudinal axis from the horizontal?

    (Note the "How far from level" question above).

    (We'll get there, eventually :))
     

    quaerereverum

    Senior Member
    Persian
    I truly appreciate your sense of humour sdgraham, but you didn't say clearly which word do you use in English? Instead of incline or lean you suggest ''one side of the car is dropped''?

    P.S. I'm not a car specialist.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    A car is supported by springs. If the driver is very heavy and enters the vehicle, we would say the car sagged, if it's only a short distance, such as the span of a hand.

    If, however, the driver tries to driver over a big bump in the road with the wheels on one side of the car and it's raised appreciable, e.g. 50 cam, we would say it's tilted or leaning.

    If the vehicle is fully on its side, that's what we would say.

    We often use "incline" to indicate a car headed up or down a hill.

    Does this help?
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/09/car-tilt.jpg a tilted car
    http://rstorage.filemobile.com/storage/2836209/15 a car tipped on its side
    http://www.hjulius.com/Hjulius/History_files/shapeimage_6.png a car inclining
    http://tftscdn.nexus404.com/Blog/wp...n-land-glider-1TFTSThumbFeatPostThumbnail.jpg a car that leans.

    Tilted is rare and would only be used with the apparatus in the picture.
    Inclining is also rare, it usually expressed as "one side is lower than the other."
    Leaning cars, like the one shown, are rare, but cars can lean when going quickly round a bend.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top