slope

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noun
ADJECTIVE
precipitous (formal), steep
gentle, gradual, slight
long, short
downhill, downward
uphill, upward
higher, upper

There was snow on the higher slopes of the mountain.

lower
northern, north-facing, etc.

The vineyards on the south-facing slopes get more sunshine.

open
forested, grassy, icy, smooth, snow-covered, snowy, wooded
craggy, rocky, scree (esp. BrE), talus (esp. AmE)
mountain
dry (BrE), ski

dry-slope skiing

bunny (AmE), nursery (BrE)

ski lessons on the bunny slope (AmE)

skiing lessons on the nursery slope (BrE)

negative, positive

The unemployment-income curve on the graph has a negative slope.

40-degree, 45-degree, etc.
continental

the continental slope off the American coast

VERB + SLOPE
ascend, clamber up, climb, climb up

We clambered up the steep, rocky slope.

clamber down, descend
roll down, tumble down

Rocks and boulders rolled down the slopes of the crater.

have

The field has a slope of about three feet.

hit

She plans to hit the ski slopes this winter.

cover

The vineyard covers the slope.

SLOPE + VERB
lead to sth

a slope leading down to the river

rise

The lower slopes rise quite gently.

level off, level out
overlook

a west-facing slope overlooking the river

PREPOSITION
down a/the slope

I scrambled down the icy slope.

of a/the slope

the steepness of the slope

on a/the slope

We camped on an open mountain slope.

up a/the slope

There were more skiers further up the slope.

slope of

the slope of a hill/mountain/roof

the slope of a curve/line

PHRASES
the bottom of a slope, the foot of a slope, the top of a slope
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verb
ADVERB
steeply

The ground slopes away steeply at the back of the house.

gently, slightly
away, down, downwards/downward, up, upwards/upward
PREPOSITION
to

The field slopes down to a small river.

towards/toward
Slope is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑roof

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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