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slope away from (something)

1. To recede from something at a downward angle. Our driveway slopes away from the house, so you've got to be careful to always have your handbrake on when you park your car out front. Tell the landscapers to make sure that the grass slopes away from the center of the field. That way, rainwater will naturally drain off into the gutters and we won't be left with big muddy patches.
2. To cause or construct something to recede from something at a downward angle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slope" and "down." I want to slope the floor of the stables away from the horses' stalls so water won't collect beneath them when we bathe them. The builder obviously wasn't paying attention, because he ended up sloping the bookshelf away from the wall.
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slope away from something

to slant downward and away from something. The lawn sloped away from the patio toward the riverbank. The porch sloped away from the house at a very slight angle.
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Skilfully crafted into steel, the calligraphic text reads: "Woe to the judges on earth from the justice of Allah- when his scale slopes away from righteousness." Khalifa al-Obaidly, director of the Fire Station, said: "We thank Sheikh Fahad al-Thani for his support of the Fire Station and the opportunity to display a piece of beautiful craftsmanship that holds such meaning for the people of Qatar.
Make sure you sever branches just above a bud and ensure that the cut slopes away from the bud so rainwater runs away from it.
Jochum said the accident happened as the prince and other skiers were on slopes away from the marked Lech ski runs and laden with snow after weeks of record falls.
Use a spirit level to make sure that the deck gently slopes away from the house.
The 364-yard, par-4 16th hole slopes away from you and takes a 90-degree turn to the right.
The field is only a short walk from the town, but slopes away from the lane that leads there; gently declining to the south, it offers cherished views across meadows towards Mount Brandon.
A low profile console slopes away from the driver affording a clear view of the forks and support arms, whilst a re-positioning of electrical components allows a low chassis profile around the driver giving an unrestricted view and sensation of space.
Built on low-lying land that slopes away from the coast, these pools, known as oeillets, are fed by gravity.
Simpson's garden slopes away from the home, so Feyerabend and Madden took advantage of the change in grade to create a curved brick step with a lawn inset (pictured at left), blurring the transition from patio to lawn.
away from the house and the ground slopes away from the house.
The putting surface is narrow and slopes away from the players, meaning any approaches from the rough will find it even harder to stay on.
On your approach, hit a little less club than you originally intended because the green is fast and it slopes away from the fairway.
'It was close to being a silly pin position because it all slopes away from the hole and Padraig (Harrington) hit a really good shot right over the pin and also ended up in the bunker,' he said.
* Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation.
Provide drainage and make sure the ground surface slopes away from the foundation.