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    and you start the incline

    What does 'to start the incline' mean in the following sentence about a ride on the roller-coaster? Does it mean bending to one side or just going upwards?


    The ride slowly takes off and you start the incline.


    Source: https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-des...roller-coaster
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    Re: and you start the incline

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    going upwards
    It means that.

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    Re: and you start the incline

    It's this part - at the beginning.


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    Re: and you start the incline

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's this part - at the beginning.
    Thank you for the picture, but it's really scary.
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    Re: and you start the incline

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It means that.
    Does the word have also a meaning 'bending to one side' depending on the context? Is it always easy for a native speaker to distinguish between these two meanings?
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    Re: and you start the incline

    No. 'Start the incline' never means 'bending to one side'.

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    Re: and you start the incline

    An incline is, by definition, an upward slope.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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