slope toward

slope toward (something)

1. To slant in the direction of something at a downward angle. If your driveway slopes toward the front of your house, you could face major flooding issues if you don't have a drainage solution in place. The cabin is stunning, with a front lawn that slopes right down toward the lake.
2. To cause or construct something to slant in the direction of something else at a downward angle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slope" and "toward." I want the landscapers to slope the field toward the river so rainwater will be naturally drained away. I made sure the floor of the workshop was made of concrete and sloped it toward the door to make cleaning as easy as possible.
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slope (down) toward something

to slant downward toward something. The backyard slopes down toward the river. It slopes toward the water.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We saw men and women standing away up there looking frightened, and there was a bulky object tumbling and floundering down the steep slope toward us.
As I walked slowly down the imperceptible slope toward the sea I could not help but note the park-like appearance of the sward and trees.
The young man, skirting the side of the building, went down the slope toward the basement door.
The man watched him go, limping grotesquely and lurching forward with stammering gait up the slow slope toward the soft sky-line of the low-lying hill.
See how they stretch their shoulders up the slope toward the bridge, with all the more energy because they are so near home.
they sped down the slope towards us; the wolves were left behind, all except four of them; we heard the beating of their feet; they came, they passed, they were gone, and with them their unnumbered company.
I gave one more look into the blue shadows that had swallowed up this odd creature, and then retraced my way down the slope towards the stream, going as I judged in the direction from which I had come.
Many of the comments came from gun owners angry over any attempt to regulate the accessory, a move they view as a slippery slope toward outlawing guns altogether.
Ideal for drive approaches that slope toward the dock opening--causing rain water to funnel into the dock area--the header prevents damage to cargo and enhances employee comfort and safety.
In June the Canadian Medical Association Journal quoted William Wall, an Ontario transplant surgeon, warning that any kind of financial reimbursement for organ donation will put us on a slippery slope toward commoditizing organs.
"This also sets us on a slippery slope toward serious infringements of the freedom of speech and freedom of religion," he continued.
Until we as a society condemn all violence--physical, mental, psychological, verbal--from violence against unborn in the mother's womb to violence against the elderly and disabled, we will continue down the slope toward destruction.
Tragically, the Chinese government's program of "market reforms," which was allegedly supposed to reinvigorate socialism, has instead led the country down a slippery slope toward an increasingly capitalist, foreign-dominated development path.
So what we are talking about is not a hypothetical slippery slope toward heterosexual marriage-life.