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adverb up·hill \ˈəp-ˈhil\

Definition of uphill

  1. 1 :  upward on a hill or incline

  2. 2 :  against difficulties <seemed to be talking uphill — Willa Cather>

Examples of uphill in a sentence

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

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First Known Use of uphill

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noun up·hill \ˈəp-ˌhil\

Definition of uphill

  1. :  rising ground :  ascent

Examples of uphill in a sentence

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

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First Known Use of uphill

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adjective up·hill \ˈəp-ˌhil\

Definition of uphill

  1. 1 :  situated on elevated ground

  2. 2a :  going up :  ascendingb :  being the higher one or part especially of a set; specifically :  being nearer the top of an incline

  3. 3 :  difficult, laborious

Examples of uphill in a sentence

  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>

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UPHILL Defined for English Language Learners

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adverb up·hill \ˈəp-ˈhil\

Definition of uphill for English Language Learners

  • : toward the top of a hill or mountain


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adjective up·hill \ˈəp-ˌhil\

Definition of uphill for English Language Learners

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

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


UPHILL Defined for Kids

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adverb up·hill \ˈəp-ˈhil\

Definition of uphill for Students

  1. :  in an upward direction <The bus lurched around a corner and started to go uphill. — Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins>


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adjective up·hill \ˈəp-ˌhil\

Definition of uphill for Students

  1. 1 :  going up <an uphill trail>

  2. 2 :  difficult 1 <His recovery will be an uphill battle.>



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