- 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 [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.
NAmE//sloʊp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slope
he / she / it slopes
past simple sloped
-ing form sloping