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uphill

[adv., adj. uhp-hil; n. uhp-hil] /adv., adj. ˈʌpˈhɪl; n. ˈʌpˌhɪl/
adverb
1.
up or as if up the slope of a hill or other incline; upward:
The soldiers marched uphill. Water does not run uphill without assistance.
adjective
2.
going or tending upward on or as if on a hill:
an uphill road.
3.
at a high place or point:
an uphill village.
4.
laboriously fatiguing or difficult:
an uphill struggle to become wealthy.
noun
5.
a rising terrain; ascent.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; up- + hill
Synonyms
4. arduous, hard, strenuous, taxing, grueling.
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British Dictionary definitions for up-hill

uphill

/ˈʌpˈhɪl/
adjective
1.
inclining, sloping, or leading upwards
2.
requiring arduous and protracted effort: an uphill task
adverb
3.
up an incline or slope; upwards
4.
against difficulties
noun
5.
a rising incline; ascent
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Word Origin and History for up-hill

uphill

adj.

1610s, from up + hill.

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