downhill
I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. toward the bottom of a hill 2. toward a worsened or inferior state or level — used especially in the phrase go downhill II. noun Date: 1548 1. a descending slope 2. a. the sport of skiing on downhill trails — often used attributively b. a skiing race against time down a trail <
finished second in the downhill
>
III. adjective Date: 1622 1. not difficult ; easy <
after that problem the rest was downhill
>
2. sloping downhill 3. closer to the bottom of an incline <
your downhill ski
>
4. progressively worse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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