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rise

verb

if land rises, it slopes upwards and becomes higher

shift

verb

if things such as land or buildings shift, or if something shifts them, they move slightly

erode

verb

to gradually damage the surface of rock or land so that it begins to disappear, or to be gradually damaged in this way

subside

verb

if land subsides, it sinks to a lower level

fall away

if land falls away, it slopes down suddenly from a particular point

drop

verb

if the ground drops, it slopes downwards

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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