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

Translation of slope in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (sloping ground) a steep/gentle slope
    una cuesta empinada/poco pronunciada
    the slippery slopegambling set her on the slippery slope to ruin
    el juego fue su perdición
    they are on the slippery slope to bankruptcy
    Example sentences
    • Before my gaze was a misty, lush forest, falling away in steep slopes and verdant levels to a hidden valley below.
    • The engineers prepared a mesh surface on the southeast slope to enable equipment to be winched to the top of the hill.
    • Cromarty indicated that was not his intention, but that his intention was that the entire surface have a gentle slope towards the center where the water would then drain to the catch basin.
    1.2 (of mountain)
    Example sentences
    • Down and down, we went, like a wild ride through a city alley, block after block, with windswept, rocky mountain slopes on either side.
    • It just stays on the valley floor, sometimes crossing snow bridges to avoid side hills and obvious avalanche slopes.
    • Skiers will only be allowed access to the downhill skiing slopes, while non-skiing visitors will be confined to the Ptarmigan centre.
    1.3 (for skiing)
    cancha (feminine) de esquí (Southern Cone)
  • 2 countable or uncountable (incline, angle) holding a rifle at the slope (British English)
    con el rifle al hombro
    Example sentences
    • We chose to do our dendrochronological work with pitch pine and Virginia pine to increase our chances of detecting site differences at the two slope positions.
    • The interaction between branch position and sapling height was used to test for differences in slopes among branches in different positions.
    • The slopes between eye position and interaural sound pressure level ratios were not different from zero.

intransitive verb

  • her handwriting slopes backward/forward
    tiene la letra inclinada hacia atrás/adelante
    the ground slopes away on either side of the road
    hay una pendiente a ambos lados de la carretera
    the road begins to slope downward
    el camino empieza a descender

transitive verb

  • (road)
    construir en declive
    slope arms! (British English) (Military)
    Example sentences
    • The land on either side of the road sloped down and away, giving way to rows of trees on both sides, and a healthy expanse of grass.
    • Mr. Garbutt acknowledged that the brick ties should have been at an absolute minimum horizontal but preferably sloped down at an angle from the block to the brick.
    • Orlan studied the left wall, which was the largest since the ceiling sloped down to the right side of the room, evidently having occurred because of pressure from above.

Phrasal verbs

slope off

verb + adverb (especially British English)

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