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Translation of downhill in Spanish:


American English: /daʊnˈhɪl/
British English: /daʊnˈhɪl/
  • (walk/run)
    to go downhill
    ir de mal en peor
    Example sentences
    • Follow the cobbles downhill and through a gate to reach the canal's lower level on the left.
    • The route drops to a dead-end road called Smearbottom Lane further uphill, but downhill it becomes Hawthorns Lane and we took its very steep and metalled surface.
    • Obviously the logical answer is that it always flows downhill, and it is an illusion that the road's length slants upwards.


American English: /daʊnˈhɪl/
British English: /ˈdaʊnhɪl/
  • 1 1.1 (downward) a downhill slope
    una bajada
    una pendiente
    1.2 (in skiing)
    de descenso contra-reloj
    Example sentences
    • Favorite winter sports include cross-country and downhill skiing, and long-distance skating.
    • For some sports like downhill skiing and gymnastics, they're eight times more susceptible.
    • And when exactly was general downhill skiing and snowboarding considered an ‘extreme’ sport?
    Example sentences
    • There are subtle inclines and subtler downhill slopes.
    • ‘There is no chance that any new downhill slopes will be developed at any of the existing centres or at any new locations,’ he says.
    • Now, consider that - on a good day with a downhill slope and the blessing of some higher power - the Rickshaw can hit 30 mph.
    Example sentences
    • This was the start of the downhill road that is his health.
    • It's downhill from there, a situation not helped by the BBC constantly reviving it because they feel the need to get a Christmas blockbuster.
    • Seventy-four and a half per cent of this province's college faculty have voted to strike in protest of the downhill slide of the quality of college education.
  • 2 (easy, pleasant) (predicative) it's all downhill from here
    de aquí en adelante todo va a marchar sobre ruedas or todo va a ser coser y cantar
    Example sentences
    • I was hoping it would be a downhill slope from here, and I guess in a way, it is.


American English: /daʊnˈhɪl/
British English: /ˈdaʊnhɪl/
  • (in skiing) See examples: the downhill
    el descenso contra-reloj
    Example sentences
    • Being the type of person I am, I like the thrill - that's probably why I like downhill.
    • The beauty of the older cable bindings was their usefulness for both touring and downhill.

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