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uphill

up·hill

uphill

 
 
pronunciation:
uhp hIl
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: on an upward slope, or in an upward direction.
The house lay uphill.We walked uphill.
antonyms:
downhill
definition 2: against great difficulties.
He battled uphill in his fight against cancer.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: situated on or following along an upward incline.
an uphill street
similar words:
arduous
definition 2: requiring great effort; difficult; laborious.
an uphill battle
antonyms:
easy
similar words:
arduous, difficult, grueling
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part of speech: noun
definition: an ascending slope or incline.
antonyms:
downhill
similar words:
rise
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