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downhill

[ adverb, adjective doun-hil; noun doun-hil ]
/ adverb, adjective ˈdaʊnˈhɪl; noun ˈdaʊnˌhɪl /
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adverb
down the slope of a hill; downward.
into a worse or inferior condition: The business has been going downhill.
adjective
going or tending downward on or as on a hill.
free of problems or obstacles; easy: After the initial setbacks on the project, it was downhill all the way.
of or relating to skiing downhill.
noun
a timed ski race on a steep slope in which competitors take the most direct route to the finish line following a course with relatively few turns and attaining very high speeds.
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Origin of downhill

First recorded in 1585–95; down1 + hill
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How to use downhill in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for downhill

downhill
/ (ˈdaʊnˈhɪl) /

adjective
going or sloping down
adverb
towards the bottom of a hill; downwards
go downhill informal to decline; deteriorate
noun
the downward slope of a hill; descent
a competitive event in which skiers are timed in a downhill run
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