Definition of uphill in English:

uphill

Line breaks: up¦hill

adverb

Pronunciation: /ʌpˈhɪl
 
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Towards the top of a hill or slope: follow the track uphill
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  • But if you head uphill a few yards towards the old town, there are a dozen buildings all with rooftop restaurants giving breathtaking views over the bay.
  • Another bulldozed track now runs uphill west to the summit of the cliff.
  • Towards the end as we retraced our steps uphill a second time I was wondering if I'd make it.

adjective

Pronunciation: /ˈʌphɪl
 
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1Sloping upwards: the journey is slightly uphill
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  • The collective wisdom of cyclists is that the wind is always against you and that uphill slopes inexplicably outnumber downhill ones.
  • The Air America pilot who came to check out the airstrip gave it his OK despite a dip in the middle and an uphill slope to the whole strip.
  • On one side there was a gentle uphill slope that permitted shots out to about 250 yards.
Synonyms
1.1Requiring great effort; difficult: an uphill struggle to gain worldwide recognition
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  • But, for all their efforts, Ireland now face an uphill struggle and the probability is that the fates will not be on their side.
  • Have you ever noticed that institutional buildings face a huge uphill struggle to be welcoming, no matter how hard they try to soften their hard edges?
  • Obviously it's an uphill struggle, but what this area now has in terms of prosperity is thanks to a Labour Government.
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noun

Pronunciation: /ˈʌphɪl
 
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An upward slope: he gave mountain biking clinics on handling steep uphills
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  • Incredibly strong winds, and countless steep grades, and uphills, and the strain of a heavy trailer, and a worn differential made for low traveling speed.
  • An advanced skater only uses a side-to-side arm swing for short sprints at a race starting line or for steep uphills.
  • The trails should provide a skiing flow so there aren't too many long uphills or sharp turns at the bottom of steep downhills.

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