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- to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical or horizontal plane; slant.
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- slope off, Chiefly British Slang. to make one's way out slowly or furtively.
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- to lie or cause to lie at a slanting or oblique angle
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Word Origin for slope
Word Origin and History for slope
1590s, "go in an oblique direction," from earlier adjective meaning "slanting" (c.1500), probably from Middle English aslope (adv.) "on the incline" (late 15c.), from Old English *aslopen, past participle of aslupan "to slip away," from a- "away" + slupan "to slip" (see sleeve). From 1709 as "to be in a slanting position;" transitive sense "place in a slanting position" is from c.1600. Related: Sloped; sloping.
1610s, "inclination," from slope (v.). Meaning "an incline, a slant (of ground)" is from 1620s. Derogatory slang meaning "Oriental person" is attested from 1948.