Slope off

Slope off
go away, especially furtively

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • slope off — (informal) LEAVE, go away, slip away, steal away, slink off, creep off, sneak off; informal push off, clear off. → slope * * * slope off (informal) To go away, esp suddenly or furtively, to decamp • • • Main Entry: ↑slope * * * ˌ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slope off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms slope off : present tense I/you/we/they slope off he/she/it slopes off present participle sloping off past tense sloped off past participle sloped off British informal to leave somewhere quietly or secretly …   English dictionary

  • slope off — vb to leave, depart surreptitiously. This colloquialism derives from the 19th century slang use of slope to mean decamp or sneak away. The term origi nated in the USA. It is either from the Dutch sloop, meaning to steal away, or from the standard …   Contemporary slang

  • slope off — leave unobtrusively in order to evade work or duty. → slope …   English new terms dictionary

  • slope off — verb To depart quietly, without being noticed …   Wiktionary

  • slope off — Australian Slang go away, especially furtively …   English dialects glossary

  • slope (off) —  Depart (usu. furtively) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • slope — ► NOUN 1) a surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another. 2) a part of the side of a hill or mountain, especially as a place for skiing. ► VERB 1) be inclined from a horizontal or vertical line; slant up or down. 2) informal …   English terms dictionary

  • slope — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ precipitous (formal), steep ▪ gentle, gradual, slight ▪ long, short …   Collocations dictionary

  • slope — slopingly, adv. slopingness, n. /slohp/, v., sloped, sloping, n. v.i. 1. to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical or horizontal plane; slant. 2. to move at an inclination or obliquely: They …   Universalium

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