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slope

[ slohp ]
/ sloʊp /
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verb (used without object), sloped, slop·ing.
to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical or horizontal plane; slant.
to move at an inclination or obliquely: They sloped gradually westward.
verb (used with object), sloped, slop·ing.
to direct at a slant or inclination; incline from the horizontal or vertical: The sun sloped its beams.
to form with a slope or slant: to slope an embankment.
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Idioms about slope

    slope off, Chiefly British Slang. to make one's way out slowly or furtively.

Origin of slope

First recorded in 1495–1505; aphetic variant of aslope; akin to slip1

synonym study for slope

1. Slope, slant mean to incline away from a relatively straight surface or line used as a reference. To slope is to incline vertically in an oblique direction: The ground slopes ( upward or downward ) sharply here. To slant is to fall to one side, to lie obliquely to some line whether horizontal or perpendicular: The road slants off to the right.

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OTHER WORDS FROM slope

slop·ing·ly, adverbslop·ing·ness, nounun·sloped, adjectiveun·slop·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slope

slope
/ (sləʊp) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of slope

sloper, nounsloping, adjectiveslopingly, adverbslopingness, noun

Word Origin for slope

C15: short for aslope, perhaps from the past participle of Old English āslūpan to slip away, from slūpan to slip
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