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adjective & adverbarchaic, literary
In a sloping position:[as adjective] ‘the steps are aslope and broken’[as adverb] ‘against the mast he leans aslope’diagonally, at an angle, slantwise, sideways, sidelong, aslant, athwartView synonyms
Late Middle English: origin uncertain; this form appears earlier than slope.
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