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slope
British English: /sləʊp/
American English: /sloʊp/

Translation of slope in German:

noun

  • 1 (slant)
    Neigung, die
    (of river) there is a downward/upward slope to the garden
    der Garten fällt ab/steigt an
    the house is built on a steep/gentle slope
    das Haus steht an einem steilen/sanften Hang
    the roof was at a slope of 45°
    das Dach hatte eine Neigung von 45°
    be on a or the slope
    geneigt sein
  • 2
    (slanting ground)
    Hang, der

intransitive verb

  • (slant)
    sich neigen
    (Wand, Mauer)
    schief sein
    (Boden, Garten)
    abschüssig sein
    slope upwards/downwards (Straße)

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

slope away

intransitive verb 1
(slant)
2slope off

slope down

intransitive verb
sich hinabneigen

slope off

intransitive verb
[colloquial]
sich verdrücken
[colloquial]

slope up

intransitive verb 1
(rise)
2
(approach casually)
daherkommen
slope up to somebody
auf jemanden zugehen/zukommen

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