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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°.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting 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.Hills and mountains

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.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
sloping
adjective uk   /ˈsləʊ.pɪŋ/ us    /ˈsloʊ-/
sloping handwriting/shoulders The bedroom is in the roof so it's got a sloping ceiling.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
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