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uphill

up·hill

uphill

 
pronunciation:
uhp hIl
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
part of speech: adverb
definition: on an upward slope or in an upward direction.
Jack and Jill walked uphill to the well.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located on or following along an upward incline.
My car slipped out of gear on the uphill street.
definition 2: requiring great effort; difficult.
The reporter fought an uphill battle to get information from the president's secretary.
antonyms:
easy
similar words:
difficult, grueling