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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!
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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.
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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.
Ashok Puri, president, Greater Kailash- II RWA said, " As E and M block are the low lying areas the water slopes down from the elevated areas and remain standstill causing road erosion.
The range slopes down from its northern tip to an average altitude of 900 meters (3,000 feet) and 600 meters in the south.
Zara Blower, a member of The Waterman team, in Birmingham Road, said: "It should be a fantastic weekend with lots of party atmosphere as hundreds gather on our very own tribute to Henman Hill - which slopes down from the inn to the famous Hatton canal locks.
The rusting gangway still slopes down from the harbour wall into the water, displaying the sign: "Ticket Holders Only Beyond This Point".
The other factor is that the drawing shows that the floor levels across the facade are all on a single level whereas in fact the existing building has at least two changes of level across the facade and it is partly due to the fact that the ground slopes down from Church Street to Livery Street.
Between the two is the Cook and Phillip, which slopes down from the Hyde Park Ridge towards Yurong Creek and Woolloomooloo (formerly working class, but now pretty posh, as the descendants of its original inhabitants have moved out to the comfort of the western suburbs).
Inside, the existing living room ceiling slopes down from the center ridge to the line of the old outside wall.
A pounds 2million project to revamp the land which slopes down from Radford Road, near The Grapes pub, was expected to be approved by Coventry City Council today.
A ravine that slopes down from the Alcazaba, or military wing of the palace, is the wettest of the trouble spots.
The roof slopes down from the perimeter walls to a central steel-clad concrete support cylinder; its hollow core acts as a rain downspout, directing water to a drain under the house.
The land which slopes down from Radford Road, near The Grapes pub in Radford, has been branded an eyesore by neighbours in Bridgeman Road.