slope down

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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 ?
As he spoke, the forest pathway along which they marched opened out into a green glade, which sloped down towards the river.
Because the pipe will be slightly sloped down toward the basin, the longer the drain is, the lower the pipe will be when it reaches the basin.
Because the property sloped down toward the house, Manneh and Offermann's first task was to prevent water from pooling near the foundation.
The lawn lay level in front of the house, then sloped down toward the road.
The Waughs played on a concrete driveway that sloped down towards the batter, giving the bowler added pace in his delivery.