English - Vietnamese Dictionary
slope /sloup/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- dốc, đường dốc, chỗ dốc; độ dốc
- slopeof a roof: độ dốc của mái nhà
- mountain slope: sườn núi
- (quân sự) tư thế vác súng
- to come to the slope: đứng vào tư thế vác súng
- nội động từ
- nghiêng, dốc
- the road slopes down: đường dốc xuống
- the sun was sloping in the West: mặt trời đang lặng về phía tây
- (từ lóng) (+ off) chuồn, biến
- (từ lóng) (+ about) đi dạo
- ngoại động từ
- cắt nghiêng, làm nghiêng
- to slope the neck of a dress: khoét cổ áo dài
- to slope the sides of a pit: xây nghiêng bờ giếng (ở mỏ)
- (quân sự) vác lên vai
- to slope arms: vác súng lên vai
+an elevated geological formation
+the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
+be at an angle
Advanced English Dictionary
1 incline, decline, ascend, descend, rise, fall, dip, sink, drop (off), angle, slant, pitch, tilt, tip:
The lawn slopes downwards from the house, then upwards towards that grove of trees.
2 incline, decline, ascent, descent, acclivity, declivity, rise, fall, ramp, dip, sink, drop, angle, slant, pitch, tilt, rake, tip, camber, cant, grade, bevel, hill, bank, mount, gradient, US grade, upgrade, downgrade:
Sheep can be seen grazing on the grassy slopes.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C] a surface or piece of land that slopes (= is higher at one end than the other): a grassy / wooded slope + The town is built on a slope.
2 [C, usually pl.] an area of land that is part of a mountain or hill: the eastern slopes of the Andes + ski slopes + He spends all winter on the slopes (= skiing).
3 [sing., U] the amount by which sth slopes: a gentle / steep slope + a slope of 45 degrees + the angle of slope + Because of the slope of the roof, the snow cannot accumulate.
Idioms see SLIPPERY
+ verb [V]
1 [usually +adv./prep.] (of a horizontal surface) to be at an angle so that it is higher at one end than the other: The garden slopes away towards the river. + The path sloped gently down. + sloping shoulders
2 [usually +adv./prep.] (of sth vertical) to be at an angle rather than being straight or upright: His handwriting slopes backwards. + It was a very old house with sloping walls.
3 [V +adv./prep.] (BrE, informal) to go somewhere quietly, especially in order to avoid sth/sb: They got bored waiting for him and sloped off.
precipitous, severe, sheer, 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, rocky, scree, smooth, snow-covered/snowy, wooded | mountain | dry, nursery, ski
dry-slope skiing Some tourists were having a skiing lesson on the nursery slope.
| negative, positive
The unemployment-income curve on the graph has a negative slope.
(figurative) Once he'd tried that first cigarette, he was on the slippery slope to being a smoker.
VERB + SLOPE
ascend, clamber up, climb (up)
We clambered up the steep, rocky slope.
| descend | have
The football pitch has a slope of about one metre.
SLOPE + VERB
lead (up/down) to sth
a slope leading down to the river
| fall, rise
The lower slopes rise quite gently.
| steepen | flatten, level off
down a/the ~
I scrambled down the icy slope.
| on a/the ~
We camped on an open mountain slope.
| up a/the ~
There were more skiers further up the slope.
the angle of slope
the angle of slope of the sides of the pyramid
| the bottom/foot/top of a slopeverb
The ground slopes away steeply at the back of the house.
| gently, slightly | away, down, downwards, up, upwards
The field slopes down to a small river.
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