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"slope" in British English

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slopenoun [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 ​horizontalsurface) 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.

slopeverb [I]

uk   /sləʊp/  us   /sloʊp/
sloping
adjective uk   /ˈsləʊ.pɪŋ/  us   /ˈsloʊ-/
sloping ​handwriting/​shoulders The ​bedroom is in the ​attic so it has a sloping ​ceiling.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of slope from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slopenoun [C]

 us   /sloʊp/
  • slope noun [C] (SURFACE)

a ​surface that ​rises at an ​angle, esp. a ​hill or ​mountain, or the ​angle at which something ​rises: Students ​learn to ​ski on ​gentle slopes in a ​straightline. Snow had ​settled on some of the ​higher slopes.
  • slope noun [C] (MEASURE)

geometry a ​measure of how ​steep an ​angle a ​line has

slopeverb [I]

 us   /sloʊp/
  • slope verb [I] (GO DOWN OR UP)

to go ​downward or ​upward at an ​angle: The ​path slopes down to the ​house.
(Definition of slope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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