uphill

  • 1 Uphill — Up hill , a. 1. Ascending; going up; as, an uphill road. [1913 Webster] 2. Attended with labor; difficult; as, uphill work. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Uphill — Up*hill , adv. Upwards on, or as on, a hillside; as, to walk uphill. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 uphill — [adj1] going up acclivous, ascending, climbing, mounting, rising, skyward, sloping upward, toward summit, up, uprising; concept 581 Ant. downhill uphill [adj2] difficult, laborious arduous, effortful, exhausting, grueling, hard, labored, operose …

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  • 4 uphill — ► ADVERB ▪ towards the top of a slope. ► ADJECTIVE 1) sloping upwards. 2) difficult: an uphill struggle. ► NOUN ▪ an upward slope …

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  • 5 uphill — index operose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 uphill — (adj.) 1610s, from UP (Cf. up) + HILL (Cf. hill) …

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  • 7 uphill — [up′hil′] adv. 1. toward the top of a hill or incline; upward 2. with difficulty; laboriously adj. 1. going or sloping up; rising 2. calling for prolonged effort; laborious 3. located on high ground n. a sloping rise or ascent …

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  • 8 Uphill — infobox UK place country = England latitude= 51.323103 longitude= 2.977295 official name= Uphill civil parish= population = unitary england=North Somerset lieutenancy england= Somerset region= South West England constituency westminster= Weston… …

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  • 9 uphill — [[t]ʌ̱phɪ̱l[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV after v, be ADV, ADV from n If something or someone is uphill or is moving uphill, they are near the top of a hill or are going up a slope. He had been running uphill a long way... The man was no more than ten yards… …

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  • 10 Uphill — This intriguing name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and may be either a locational or a topographical surname. As a locational name, Uphill derives from the place so called in Somerset (now Avon) near Weston Super Mare; the placename is recorded as… …

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  • 11 uphill — adv., adj. /up hil /; n. /up hil /, adv. 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. adj. 2. going or tending upward on or as if on a hill: an uphill… …

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  • 12 uphill — UK [ˈʌphɪl] / US adjective 1) towards the top of a slope or a hill a steep uphill climb 2) difficult to do or to achieve uphill battle/struggle/task etc: The Opposition face an uphill struggle to win back voters. Derived word: uphill UK [ˌʌpˈhɪl] …

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  • 13 uphill — up|hill1 [ˌʌpˈhıl] adj 1.) towards the top of a hill ≠ ↑downhill ▪ an uphill climb 2.) an uphill struggle/battle/task etc something that is very difficult to do and needs a lot of effort and determination uphill 2 uphill2 adv towards the top of a …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 uphill — up|hill [ ,ʌp hıl ] adjective 1. ) toward the top of a slope or hill: a steep uphill climb 2. ) difficult to do or achieve: uphill battle/struggle/task etc.: Democrats face an uphill struggle to win back voters in the south. ╾ up|hill adverb: The …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 uphill — up•hill adv., adj. [[t]ˈʌpˈhɪl[/t]] n. [[t]ˈʌpˌhɪl[/t]] adv. 1) up or as if up the slope of a hill or other incline; upward: The soldiers marched uphill[/ex] 2) going or tending upward on or as if on a hill: an uphill road[/ex] 3) at a high place …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 uphill — 1 adjective 1 towards the top of a hill: an uphill climb 2 an uphill battle, struggle, job etc is very difficult and needs a lot of effort 2 adverb towards the top of a hill …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 uphill — adjective 1) an uphill path Syn: upward, rising, ascending, climbing Ant: downhill 2) an uphill struggle Syn: arduous, difficult, hard, tough …

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  • 18 uphill — adjective 1) an uphill path Syn: upward, rising, ascending, climbing 2) an uphill job Syn: difficult, hard, tough, demanding, arduous, taxing, exacting …

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  • 19 uphill — adverb /ʌpˈhɪl / (say up hil) 1. up, or as if up, the slope of a hill; upwards. –adjective /ˈʌphɪl / (say uphil) 2. going or tending upwards on or as on a hill. 3. at a high place or point. 4. laboriously fatiguing or difficult. –noun /ˈʌphɪl /… …

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  • 20 uphill — I. adverb Date: 1535 1. upward on a hill or incline 2. against difficulties < seemed to be talking uphill Willa Cather > II. noun Date: 1548 rising ground ; ascent III …

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