slope toward (something)

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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.
See also: slope, toward

slope (down) toward something

to slant downward toward something. The backyard slopes down toward the river. It slopes toward the water.
See also: slope, toward
References in classic literature ?
The comte walked feebly as far as the middle trees, seated himself upon a mossy bank that sloped towards a sidewalk, and there waited the return of his strength, or rather the return of night.
Planted with their broad ends on the deck, a circle of these slabs laced together, mutually sloped towards each other, and at the apex united in a tufted point, where the loose hairy fibres waved to and fro like a top-knot on some old Pottowotamie Sachem's head.
Carriers can be mounted in a variety of options, including sloped toward the rear or the front, while a 0.5-inch raised edge prevents stored items from sliding off.
But after hearing the wall was only 52cm (20 inches) high and how the pavement camber sloped towards it, assistant deputy coroner Anita Bhardwaj called on Liverpool council to investigate.
A less expensive alternative was a variation on the Adirondack lean-to, a structure with three walls, a roof that sloped towards the back, and a front that was almost completely open.