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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 greater efflorescence on the brick wall under the porch tells me the soil under the porch slopes down toward the foundation wall.
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.
Answer: The support cable starts toward the top of the side of the gate nearest the hinges and slopes down toward the side with the latch, forming an "X" with the brace.
Explaining the apparent contradiction, Sentinel spokeswoman Bette Jore said that although the area's groundwater flows northwest, the lower impermeable layer of clay slopes down toward the southeast.
Extending from this section, an 8-foot-wide band of the roof rises another 3 feet, then slopes down toward the back of the property to become a second, shallower gable above the new 6- by 12-foot bathroom.
It features a signature kidney grille with black vertical slats, a front bumper similar to the one on the concept model, especially the triangular sections at each corner, uniquely designed air ducts, a large central air dam with a mesh grille, a bonnet that slightly slopes down towards the front end, a coupe-like roofline, two-tone outside rear-view mirrors with integrated turn signal lights, sporty black dual 5-spoke alloy wheels and LED tail lamps.
These are a knuckle line that slopes down towards the bow and links the new designs with older UT and NVC designs.
During the design development stage, Shaw used the natural grade of the land which slopes down towards Nottingham Road, to place the houses' garages on grade - "on the high side," he said -- at their rear elevations.
Our garden faces south and slopes down towards the house so we are constantly in the shade.
Vale Park, which slopes down towards the promenade in New Brighton, opened in 1899 and the bandstand was built in 1926.
A prominent 'floating' grille at the front end lies beneath a steeply raked bonnet while a defined rising shoulder line sweeps along the flanks into tapered and distinctive rear lights and the roofline slopes down towards the rear into a high mounted spoiler.
The S-Max's roof slopes down towards the rear and the car is substandially shorter than the Galaxy.
Much of the putting surface slopes down towards a steep drop at the front so under-club at your peril.
The Tarmac path slopes down towards an underpass over which the A19 runs and is dotted at various points with signposts detailing paths across fields, to the left.
Opposite the Museum is Aalto's Finlandia Hall, newly refaced and gleaming, on a parkland site which slopes down towards Toolo Bay, an inlet of Helsinki's enormous natural harbour.