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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 ?
This Hermit good lives in that wood Which slopes down to the sea.
They are gallant hares, and the scent lies thick right across another meadow and into a ploughed field, where the pace begins to tell; then over a good wattle with a ditch on the other side, and down a large pasture studded with old thorns, which slopes down to the first brook.
Images have shown just a small amount of turf available for players to stand, before the pitch slopes down on both the touchline and behind the goal.
The site, which slopes down from Hadrian's Way to Scotswood Road, is brownfield land and a former pub which would be demolished as part of the development.
The model features roofline that gently slopes down, merging into an angled tailgate, and has larger and more dynamic wheels.
5 Halfway across, pause to look at the land as it slopes down to Moorgate and the River Bure, hidden in the trees.
When coming from the right side of the trail loop, the bridge starts at about 30 feet in the air, and slopes down to 20-25 feet at the other end.
Incessant rains over the weekend, however, loosened the soil enough to unleash an avalanche of mud, trees and boulders from the slopes down to the community at the foot of the mountain.
And the tension simmers when everyone slopes down to breakfast the following morning - all eyeing each other from separate tables.
Below the southernmost parking lot, parking lot 10, a hill slopes down to a street called Lilac Terrace.
Ellicott City now faces a months-long recovery after five buildings were completely destroyed, 30 sustained significant damage and over 170 vehicles were stranded on Main Street, which slopes down toward the Patapsco River.
Our route slopes down to the right before veering left past a memorial seat to reach another wooden footbridge on our right.
The MX-5 RF features fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to the rear end, and its unique rear roof and retractable back window offer a new open-air feeling.
The valley opens up into a plain that gently slopes down to the eastern shores of Lake Urmia, 60 kilometres to the west.