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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 classic literature ?
Just where this line of bank sloped down again to the level, a by-road turned off and led to the other side of the rise, where it was broken into very capricious hollows and mounds by the working of an exhausted stone-quarry, so long exhausted that both mounds and hollows were now clothed with brambles and trees, and here and there by a stretch of grass which a few sheep kept close-nibbled.
One day, not long after, he came to the edge of the forest, where a narrow stretch of open land sloped down to the Mackenzie.
Before us the ground was open and sloped down to the banks of the White Umfolozi, which twisted through the plain like a great and shining snake.
The city had been built upon the gently rolling foothills that in the dim and distant past had sloped down to meet the sea.
Below the garden a green field lush with clover sloped down to the hollow where the brook ran and where scores of white birches grew, upspringing airily out of an undergrowth suggestive of delightful possibilities in ferns and mosses and woodsy things generally.
The forest sloped down to the sea, which was a clear blue.
The open space in front of the caves sloped down to the river, and in the open space burned many small fires.
The plateau, at an elevation of eighteen hundred feet above the level of the sea, sloped down toward the south.
The SUV sloped down quickly and landed with a sharp impact.
My suggestion was that the tarmac be sloped down to meet the road, preventing kerb damage and, of course, not damage car tyres as a kerb might.
E was charged under the Conservation Authorities Act with placing about 100 truckloads of fill on property which sloped down to Fairchild Creek.
The enquirer said they had looked at a house that was shortly to be auctioned and they had just one concern, some of the floors in the ground floor rooms sloped down into a corner.
Then the land sloped down steeply between gently wooded banks to the sea.
During excavation, it was discovered that the bedrock sloped down at a 70-degree angle, rendering the initial design unbuildable.
At one end of the street was the Common (Barras Heath) that was used as a fairground, at the other end was Avon Street which sloped down towards the fields (now Torcross Avenue).