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slope

Pronunciation: /sləʊp/

Translation of slope in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (sloping ground) cuesta (feminine), pendiente (feminine), gradiente (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) a steep/gentle slope una cuesta empinada/poco pronunciada the slippery slope gambling set her on the slippery slope to ruin el juego fue su perdición they are on the slippery slope to bankruptcy van camino de la bancarrota
    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) ladera (feminine), falda (feminine)
    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) pista (feminine) de esquí, cancha (feminine) de esquí (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
  • 2 c and u (incline, angle) pendiente (feminine), inclinación (feminine) holding a rifle at the slope (British English/inglés británico) 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/verbo intransitivo

  • 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/verbo transitivo

  • [road] construir* en declive slope arms! (British English/inglés británico) [Military/Militar] ¡armas al hombro!

Phrasal verbs

slope off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico)
[colloquial/familiar] escabullirse*, darse* el bote (Spain/España) [slang/argot], tomárselas (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [slang/argot]

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