slope

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsləʊp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sloʊp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slōp)


Inflections of 'slope' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
slopes
v 3rd person singular
sloping
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
sloped
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
sloped
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

slope

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [downhill, slalom, professional] ski slope
  2. a [ten] -degree slope
  3. a [slippery, sunny, wet] slope
  4. learning on the [children's, beginner's] slope
  5. the [property, house, block, roof] is on a slope
  6. a slope down to the [lake, river]
  7. the [road, path, track] is on a slope
  8. came [speeding, hurtling] down the ski slope
  9. had a [fall, crash] on the slope
  10. [slithered, slid, tumbled] down the slope
  11. [ran, cycled, drove] down the slope
  12. pulled the [cart, wagon] up the slope
  13. [pushed, pedaled] the bike up the slope
  14. the sharp slopes of the [hills, valleys, mountain]
  15. a slope with a [steep, sharp] gradient
  16. the [angle, degree, gradient] of the slope
  17. the slopes of Mount [Everest, Kilimanjaro]
  18. figurative: you're going down a slippery slope
  19. slope [downward, upward, down, up]
  20. slope a [roof, driveway, path]
  21. the roof sloped [downward]
  22. slopes down to a [river, stream, meadow]
  23. slopes off to the [left, right]
  24. his handwriting slopes (to the left, to the right)
  25. slope down the [hill, mountain, hillside]
  26. slope off into the [distance, skyline, landscape]
  27. slope [arms, a rifle, a weapon]
  28. UK: slope off [unhappily, suddenly, ashamedly]
  29. UK: sloping about [town, the beach, the office]
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