Is there a single verb that conveys the idea of "just opening X a bit", "slightly opening" or "opening a gap"?
- He ____ the window just so that a light breeze could come in.
- The door was not totally closed. Someone had ____ it.
The option that I like the most so far is "tilt", but I see two drawbacks:
- It conveys a vertical movement (it wouldn't apply to a door).
- It could, especially to the eyes of non-fluent speakers, not be clear if the window/door is being opened or just its inclination is being changed.