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slope

noun [C] uk   /sləʊp/  us   /sloʊp/
B2 a surface that lies at an angle to the horizontal so that some points on it are higher than others: The roof is at a slope (= at an angle to a horizontal surface) of 30°.B2 (part of) the side of a hill or mountain: a ski/mountain slope Snow had settled on some of the higher slopes. There's a very steep slope just before you reach the top of the mountain. There are some nice gentle (= not steep) slopes that we can ski down.

slope

verb [I] uk   /sləʊp/  us   /sloʊp/
to be at an angle to the horizontal: The path slopes up/down to the house. Our school football pitch sloped at the south end, so one half of the game always had to be played uphill.
sloping
adjective uk   /ˈsləʊ.pɪŋ/  us   /ˈsloʊ-/
sloping handwriting/shoulders The bedroom is in the roof so it's got a sloping ceiling.
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