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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
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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.
the site is ~greenfield~ in nature and generally slopes down to the north towards the se.
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.
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.
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.
Outside, the 40ft wide by 15ft deep patio terrace provides an unrivalled vantage point, beyond which the plot slopes down to a retaining wall adjoining the beach.
The lawned garden, which slopes down to the banks of the strait, has a decorative rear terrace, picturesque seating areas, a stream and pond, as well as a walled promontory that provides a wonderful spot for picnicking and observing the passing boats along the Menai Strait.
Giant oaks dot the lawn as it slopes down to the water.
The grassy site slopes down to the banks of the River Boyne and the logistics of putting up infrastructure for two concerts would suggest that if there are two next year they would probably be some time apart to allow the ground to recover.
Its design is very futuristic with a "double bubble" roof which slopes down to join the rear window.