uphill


1up·hill

adverb \ˈəp-ˈhil\

: toward the top of a hill or mountain

Full Definition of UPHILL

1
:  upward on a hill or incline
2
:  against difficulties <seemed to be talking uphill — Willa Cather>

Examples of UPHILL

  1. It is easier to ride a bicycle downhill than uphill.

First Known Use of UPHILL

1535

2up·hill

noun \-ˌhil\

Definition of UPHILL

:  rising ground :  ascent

Examples of UPHILL

  1. <no matter where you go bicycle touring, the uphills always seem to outnumber the downhills>

First Known Use of UPHILL

1548

3up·hill

adjective \-ˌhil\

: going or sloping up toward the top of a hill or mountain

: not easy : difficult to do, deal with, etc.

Full Definition of UPHILL

1
:  situated on elevated ground
2
a :  going up :  ascending
b :  being the higher one or part especially of a set; specifically :  being nearer the top of an incline

Examples of UPHILL

  1. It has been an uphill battle for her to get an education.
  2. <an uphill battle to eradicate poverty in an area of the state that has never known anything else>

First Known Use of UPHILL

1613

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