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uphill

[ adverb, adjective uhp-hil; noun uhp-hil ]
/ adverb, adjective ˈʌpˈhɪl; noun ˈʌpˌhɪl /
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adverb
up or as if up the slope of a hill or other incline; upward: The soldiers marched uphill. Water does not run uphill without assistance.
adjective
going or tending upward on or as if on a hill: an uphill road.
at a high place or point: an uphill village.
laboriously fatiguing or difficult: an uphill struggle to become wealthy.
noun
a rising terrain; ascent.
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Origin of uphill

First recorded in 1540–50; up- + hill
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British Dictionary definitions for uphill

uphill
/ (ˈʌpˈhɪl) /

adjective
inclining, sloping, or leading upwards
requiring arduous and protracted effortan uphill task
adverb
up an incline or slope; upwards
against difficulties
noun
a rising incline; ascent
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