slope away

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w>slope away

(ground, roof)abfallen
(inf: = slip away) → abziehen (inf)
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All the time I am only saying to myself, "I must hollow out a bit here; I must slope away there;" and I am making a perfect slave of her, with making her try on my doll's dress.
Skiers will slope away from EU Brexit woes will drive more skiers away from EU pistes this winter amid fears of rising costs and future visa problems.
First, conduct regular inspections of gutters and downspouts to identify clogs, improper sloping, and other damage, which often lead to overflowing gutters and can be fixed by clearing out the gutters or adjusting them so that they slope away from the foundations.
Put the soil back, add more soil to obtain a gentle slope away from the foundation and tamp it firmly.
The only solution was to slope away from this picture of disaster and head for the wider country.
This is being broken at the moment and that Sian is unacceptable, creating a slippery slope away from the robust language policy adopted in 2010, when the new association was set up to take over the social housing stock in Gwynedd.
Ensure air bricks can 'breathe' and that paving or flower beds close to the house are six inches below damp course level and slope away to shed water.
If it can be regraded to slope away from the foundation and covered with black plastic weighted down with stones or anchored with landscape staples (they look like croquet wickets), you should no longer have a problem in that area.
Starting from the centre of Castleton we walk in a westerly direction towards High Castleton and opposite the village primary school we turn left up a slope away from the main road.
Employees won't do as much work from home, goes the thinking, they'll start late, finish early, get distracted by their kids and slope away from the computer to watch the Olympics on telly.
The system lies under seven to 10 metres of water on a gradual underwater slope away from the manmade sea wall.