slope down


Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to slope down: in line with

slope down

1. To slant toward or recede from something at a downward angle. The field slopes down from the mansion at the top, forming something of shallow basin below. The driveway slopes down to the main road at a sharp angle, so you've got to be careful to always have your handbrake on when you park your car out there.
2. To cause or construct something to slant toward or recede from something at a downward angle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slope" and "down." Tell the landscapers to slope the grass down to the road to help rainwater naturally drain off into the gutters. Whoever built this bookshelf obviously wasn't paying attention, because they sloped all the shelves slope down from the back of it, so things keep rolling off and breaking on the ground!
See also: down, slope

slope down (to something or some place)

to slant downward toward something or some place from a higher level. The wide white beach sloped down to the azure water. The yard sloped down, making a lovely view from the living room.
See also: down, slope
References in periodicals archive ?
Almost a links, it is set among scrub-covered sandhills that slope down towards the Pacific and is bounded by water on three sides.
The first abseil will take them down a 70 slope down the cliff face called The Slide, followed by 120 feet down the centre of the gorge, called The Overhang.
SLOPE down to the Skiworld sale starting 9am tomorrow, with high-season holidays slashed by up to 50 per cent at resorts in both Europe and the U.
Lord Foster's 200 Greenwich Street, know so far simply as Tower 2, will feature a large diamond-cut roof that will slope down toward the memorial site.
Redruth had first use of the slope down to Hellfire Corner, but against a strong wind and with the breeze in their favour, they came more into the contest without being able to break through stern Stourbridge defence.
Set in its own grounds which slope down to the river Nant Rhiw-Afallen, it also has eight and a half acres of paddocks, two wildlife ponds and woodland.
Pony" Stevenson, R-Joplin: Stevenson holds with those state lawmakers who believe that legalizing gay marriage in Missouri will be a slippery slope down the road to Sodom and Gomorrah.
These almost translucent metal planes slope down towards the entrance, drawing you to the middle of the building.
The canyon walls gradually slope down 2,300 meters (7,360 feet) to the seafloor.
Just after the starting line, the track sports a 50% slope down to a depression at the foot of the starting hill.
The Huddersfield Town and Giants' ground will play backdrop to a huge retail and leisure scheme with a ski slope down the side of the ground on to the current St Andrew's car park.
The vehicle features side sections that slope down gently toward the rear, a teardrop shape for the cabin, a flowing roofline along the A-pillars, roof sides and rear roof, which are painted in body colour and combine with the straight body line that runs from the low bonnet through to the rear deck.
They had looked at the surrounding walls and didn''t see any cracks, so the question was: "What could be making the floors slope down into a corner?