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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.
See also: away, slope

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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With the early dawn they found themselves in a black ravine, with others sloping away from it on either side, and the bare brown crags rising in long bleak terraces all round them.
It would have a monopitch roof sloping away from the pitch and the roof and walls of the stand will be constructed using fabricated black metal sheets.
Regarding your concern about potential future leakage, make sure the grade is kept gently sloping away from the foundation if it continues to settle and keep a healthy grass stand on it.
Ascending communal and private rooftop terraces mirror the form of a green river bank gradually sloping away from the river.
Start by conducting a bi-annual walk to ensure the ground is sloping away from buildings.
Cut at an angle of about 45 degrees, sloping away from the next bud.
Then add and tamp native soil, sloping away from the posts.
He is not about to chop his index finger, the blade is sloping away from his hand.
"At 65 yards it's not the furthest, but the green is like an upturned saucer sloping away from the pin on all sides, and very tricky.
Signor Jose sloping away from Anfield on Tuesday night was a sight to behold.
"Then, after some heavy rain, the water just started gushing over the top because the gutter was actually sloping away from the down pipe.
Prune just above an outward-facing bud each time, with the cut sloping away from the bud so that rain runs off.
Confirm that your downspouts are sloping away from the house and carrying water at least five feet away from foundation walls.
A concrete pad or grade sloping away from the casing will prevent runoff from entering the bore hole.
Instead, it will be at least 60 metres from the nearest homes, on a site sloping away from Linden Road.