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Definition of slope verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slope
    he / she / it slopes
    past simple sloped
    -ing form sloping
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of a horizontal surface) to be at an angle so that it is higher at one end than the other The garden slopes away toward the river. The path sloped gently down. sloping shoulders
  2. 2[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of something vertical) to be at an angle rather than being straight or vertical His handwriting slopes backward. It was a very old house with sloping walls.
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