slope away from

slope away from (something)

1. To recede from something at a downward angle. Our driveway slopes away from the house, so you've got to be careful to always have your handbrake on when you park your car out front. Tell the landscapers to make sure that the grass slopes away from the center of the field. That way, rainwater will naturally drain off into the gutters and we won't be left with big muddy patches.
2. To cause or construct something to recede from something at a downward angle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slope" and "down." I want to slope the floor of the stables away from the horses' stalls so water won't collect beneath them when we bathe them. The builder obviously wasn't paying attention, because he ended up sloping the bookshelf away from the wall.
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slope away from something

to slant downward and away from something. The lawn sloped away from the patio toward the riverbank. The porch sloped away from the house at a very slight angle.
See also: away, slope
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First, conduct regular inspections of gutters and downspouts to identify clogs, improper sloping, and other damage, which often lead to overflowing gutters and can be fixed by clearing out the gutters or adjusting them so that they slope away from the foundations.
Put the soil back, add more soil to obtain a gentle slope away from the foundation and tamp it firmly.
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Starting from the centre of Castleton we walk in a westerly direction towards High Castleton and opposite the village primary school we turn left up a slope away from the main road.
Employees won't do as much work from home, goes the thinking, they'll start late, finish early, get distracted by their kids and slope away from the computer to watch the Olympics on telly.
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As my friend, and soon-to-be Tablet Magazine blogger Jeffrey Goldberg rightly argued, "There is wall-to-wall opposition among American Jews toward this ridiculous law, and this opposition needs to be communicated to the prime minister and to the Knesset in very clear ways, before Israel slips further down the slope away from democracy." Contrast this with the fact that 47 percent of Israelis, according to a recent poll, support the bill (the same percentage that opposes it), and you'll see that we have a problem.
Once we accept means tested child benefit we begin the very slippery slope away from universal benefits.
If it is basically in good condition and there is a concrete contractor available who does slabjacking (also called mudjacking), it might be possible to give the slab a proper slope away from the house without breaking it up.