slope off

phrasal verb

sloped off; sloping off; slopes off
British, informal
: to leave a place quietly or secretly
He sloped off to bed.

Examples of slope off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Improvements to the highway (Littlestown Pike) put the entrance to the upper part of the barn on a slope off the road. Helen Shriver Riley, Baltimore Sun, 29 July 2023 Only the cornerstone remained when it was brought west to the last hill before the city slopes off toward the Pacific Ocean. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 May 2023

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“Slope off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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